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H1N1 vaccine clinic for priority groups to be held Saturday
Newton County, Norcross clinics open
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he East Metro Health District, which serves Rockdale, Newton and Gwinnett counties, will host H1N1 vaccination clinics at two health department sites on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for CDC priority groups.

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

The clinics will be at the Newton County Health Center in Covington, on 8203 Hazelbrand Road, and the Norcross Health Center in Gwinnett County. To contact the Newton County Health Center, call (770) 786-9086

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. The Conyers clinic can be contacted at (770) 785-5936. Clients are encouraged to call the health department clinics to confirm availability.

For health department locations and directions please visit

For more information visit:
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention: or
of Community Health: