Friday, October 30, 2009

H1N1 Update for Oct. 30

On Oct. 29, the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency announced it had received an additional unexpected shipment of 78,000 doses of H1N1 vaccine. About 10,000 of those doses were distributed directly to the County’s Public Health Centers. The remaining doses will be distributed to primary care providers (including pediatricians, obstetricians, and family providers), ambulatory and community clinics, and school districts throughout the county. These doses will serve the most vulnerable population groups which include pregnant females, individuals 6 months to 24 years of age, individuals who come in contact with infants under 6 months, individuals 24-64 years old with chronic health problems, and health care and emergency medical services workers.

San Diego Unified continues to work closely with County Public Health Services to organize vaccination clinics at some of our schools pending a signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) by the County of San Diego. A limited number of our schools will have clinics. Parents will be notified if and when their school site will host a clinic and should not contact the school or district offices for that information. Receiving the H1N1 vaccine is voluntary and parent permission will be required.

PLEASE NOTE: It’s important for parents to contact their private health care provider or a county community clinic as the preferred means to receive the H1N1 vaccine for their children or other eligible family members. Locations of County vaccination sites can be found at or by calling 2-1-1.

Visit the district H1N1 website to review the latest information.