Last Three County Swine Flu Clinics of the Year

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

RENO, NV - The Washoe County Heath District is offering three more free H1N1 vaccination clinics for high risk groups. The dates of the clinics will be Sat, Dec 12th from 9am to Noon, Tues, Dec 15th from 1pm to 4pm, and Thurs, Dec 17th, from 1pm to 4pm.

There are a couple of changes for these clinics from previous clinics held at the Health District on 9th Street. Wristbands will NOT be given out. Instead, they will be held on a first-come, first-serve basis. Second, people older that 65-years-old with underlying health conditions have been added to the high risk groups.

The Health District expects to serve 225/hr at the Saturday clinic, and 150/hr for the weekday clinics. These will be the last three county clinics of 2009.

But also:
Saint Mary's will have a vaccination clinic this Saturday for people at high-risk. It will be from 10-1 at Saint Mary's Center for Health and Fitness on North Arlington Avenue. The vaccine will cost twenty dollars, but it's free to HealthFirst and Health Choice members.

The same day, Renown Health will have high-risk vaccinations at Reno Town Mall from 9am-1pm. Each shot is twenty dollars. But you can also get a seasonal flu shot for 28 dollars or a pneumonia shot for fifty.

High risk groups are defined as:


  • Healthcare and emergency medical services personnel because infections among healthcare workers have been reported and this can be a potential source of infection for vulnerable patients. Also, increased absenteeism in this population could reduce healthcare system capacity

  • Pregnant women because they are at higher risk of complications and can potentially provide protection to infants who cannot be vaccinated

  • Household contacts, caregivers and daycare providers for children younger than 6 months of age because younger infants are at higher risk of influenza-related complications and cannot be vaccinated. Vaccination of those in close contact with infants younger than 6 months old might help protect infants by “cocooning” them from the virus

  • All people from 6 months through 24 years of age

  • Persons aged 25 through 64 years who have ongoing, underlying health conditions (for example, asthma or diabetes) associated with higher risk of medical complications from influenza.

  • Persons aged 65+ who have ongoing, underlying health conditions (for example, asthma or diabetes) associated with higher risk of medical complications from influenza (effective December 11, 2009).



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