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Swine flu clinics announced for Nevada County

Nevada County Pubic Health Department

The Nevada County Public Health Department (NCPHD) has received a small initial shipment of H1N1 vaccine, and clinics will start at area schools on Tuesday.

In an effort to protect the public as quickly as possible, NCPHD will begin targeted vaccine clinics rather than wait for additional shipments. When more supplies arrive, additional clinics will be held to include expanding segments of the population.

We expect our next shipment to arrive in late November.

Because initial quantities of vaccine are extremely limited, NCPHD will be STRICTLY following the Centers for Disease Control guidelines. Vaccine will ONLY be offered to individuals in the specific priority groups who are known to have the highest risks when infected with H1N1 influenza and be the highest transmitters of the virus.

These are:

• Healthcare and EMS workers with extensive, unavoidable direct contact with patients who have influenza-like illness

• Pregnant women

• Infants over 6 months of age and young children up through 8th grade

• Custodial parents (or primary care providers with prolonged contact) of infants less than six months of age

Individuals who do NOT fall into these categories will have to wait until additional supplies become available.

This includes individuals who fall into the broader CDC recommendations but do not classify in the highest risk groups such as teens and young adults through 24 years of age and adults 24 to 64 years of age with chronic medical conditions.

The next wave of vaccine shipments will be used to target the remaining CDC priority groups. We anticipate a third shipment of additional vaccine in December. Again, as soon as supplies are available, we will broaden our clinics and include the general public.

Of the highest priority groups, listed above, vaccine will be provided in the following manner:

1. Healthcare and EMS workers will be offered the vaccine via their workplace.

2. Pregnant women will be offered the vaccine via their health care provider and should contact their Ob/Gyn for details. (Please note: Pregnant women who wish to attend the below listed NCPHD clinics will need to bring physician documentation of pregnancy status.)

3. NCPHD will be hosting large clinics for children 6 months of age through 8th grade. Identification (including verification of address, age, and custody) may be required. Please see below for details.

NCPHD hosted child vaccination clinics will be held at selected school-based locations in each geographic region of the County. One location has been selected per area, but the clinic will serve all children in that area from the multiple schools, daycare centers, and home environments. Clinics will be held after school hours and parents MUST be present to provide written consent. If a legal guardian is NOT present, the child will not be vaccinated.

To prevent clinic overload, children may only attend the clinic held in their area of residence. Siblings who fall into the targeted age groups (6 months through 8th grade, will be seen; however, due to limited supplies, older siblings and other family members will NOT be vaccinated at this time.

The vaccine comes in multiple formulations including a nasal spray and an injection, not all of which are widely available at this time.

Consent paperwork will be used to determine for which form an individual is medically eligible. Personal choice for type of formulation not based upon medical necessity will not be possible at this time.

Children nine years of age and younger will require two doses of vaccine, at least three weeks apart. NCPHD will be hosting additional clinics in three weeks to ensure access to the second dose.

Please Note: The NCPHD mobile services van will NOT carry H1N1 vaccine at this time.

For additional information, please visit the Nevada County Public Health Website at: http://www.mynevadacounty.com or call our Influenza Warmline at (530) 265-7258

Clinics will be set up at area schools for children ages 6 months through 8th grade only.

Due to an anticipated large turnout of people to the clinics, please be prepared for long lines and a lengthy wait times.

Home schooled children within this age range and young children in this age range not enrolled in day care should attend the clinic nearest them. Schools in North San Juan and the town of Washington will have clinics in each of their areas. The exact date will be announced soon.

As a result of the limited amount of vaccine in this early wave of delivery, these clinic are only for students at the schools and child care facilities listed below.

Anyone who comes to this clinic and is older than 14 years of age AND in a grade higher than the 8th grade will be turned away (including older siblings).

Additional clinics will be held to include wider groups as soon as vaccine supplies are available.

Individuals who are currently ill are not eligible to receive a vaccination.

Individuals who are sick will not be allowed into the clinic, as we do not want to spread infection to others waiting for their immunization.

Please note: Parents or legal guardians must be present at the clinic with their child/children and must sign a consent form.

ID to verify proof of residency may be required (i.e. school ID, parent picture ID with local address, ID with utility bill showing local address, etc).

Clinic from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4:

The Country Preschool

Little Creek Nursery

Our Kids’ Place

Silver Springs HS

Sharebear’s Early Learning Center

Sierra College Child Development Center

Nora’s Play School

Tall Pines Nursery School

Scotten Elementary School

Hennessy School

Lymnan Gilmore

Yuba River Charter School

Nevada City School of the Arts

Mt. Saint Mary’s

Clear Creek School

Clinic from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5:

Bearcat Discovery Center / Preschool

Wild Ducks (Chicago Park)

Creative Kids

Kinderland Preschool

Montessori House of Children

Chicago Park Elementary

Union Hill School

Clinic from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6:

Kidzkount Child Development Center

Bright Beginnings Learning Center

Pleasant Ridge School

Williams Ranch School

Pleasant Valley School

Ready Springs School

Clinic from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov 9:

Bear River Rec & Park

Care Campus Children’s Center

Crossroads Christian Preschool

Cottage Hill School

Alta Sierra School

Magnolia School

Sierra Montessori Academy

Crossroads Christian School

Forest Lake Christian

Clinic from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12:

Truckee Donner Rec & Park

Discovery Preschool & Daycare Center

Kidzkount Child Devel. Ctr/Truckee Pines

Headstart

Play Date Preschool and Daycare

TDRPD Glenshire Kid’s Korner

(Alder Creek Middle School, Truckee, cont’d)

Pathways to Learning

Truckee State Preschool

Play Date After School

Church of the Mountains Preschool

Truckee Elementary

Alder Creek Middle School

Glenshire Elementary

Forest Charter

Twin Ridges Charter

Custom Learning Academy

Clinic from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13:

Little Friends Child Development Center

Monalee’s Day Nursery

Sonshine Preschool

Kidzkount Child Development Center

Our Playhouse Too

N.C. Club Preschool

Nevada City Elementary

Gold Run Elementary

Deer Creek School

Seven Hills School

Nevada County Charter Co-Op

Forest Charter School

Twin Ridges Home Study Charter

Sierra Christian School

Echo Ridge Seventh Day Adventist

Schools in North San Juan and the town of Washington will have clinics in each of their areas. The exact date will be announced soon.

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