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Posted: November 19, 2009 5:46 p.m.

East Metro Hosts Sat. H1N1 Clinic

East Metro Health District will host H1N1 vaccination clinics at two health department sites on Saturday, Nov. 21, for CDC priority groups from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Newton County Health Center in Covington.

The vaccine will be available to persons who fall into the priority groups recommended by the CDC:

• Pregnant women

• Healthcare and emergency medical personnel

• People who live with or care for infants younger than 6 months

• Anyone from 6 months to 24 years

• Anyone from 25 years to 64 years who have medical conditions that put them at higher risk for influenza related complications

Vaccine will be provided at no charge to the client. Persons are encouraged to bring their Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance cards with them, for proper billing.

Health Department clinics in Lawrenceville, Norcross, Buford, Conyers, and Covington will continue providing the H1N1 vaccine during regular clinic hours. Clients are encouraged to call the health department clinics to confirm availability. Contact information for all health clinics can be found at www.EastMetroHealth.com.

For more information visit:Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/ or www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/parents.

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