Swine flu clinics announced for Nevada County
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.
• 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
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)
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
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
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
Alder Creek Middle School
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
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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