It is expected that the phone lines will be busy. If you reach a busy signal please continue to call back until you get through. The public’s patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated.
The Health Department will have a few hundred doses available at each clinic on December 14th. Additional vaccine is expected each week and public clinics will continue to be scheduled until the demand is being met. Local pharmacies and health care providers will also have doses available.
The number of new cases of H1N1 in the state appears to be slowing. However, with the holidays upon us, it is important that people continue to do what they can to stay healthy and prevent the spread of the flu. As we gather together with family and friends, please remember to cover your cough, wash your hands often, and stay home if you are feeling ill.
If you need additional information about H1N1 influenza there is 24 hour information available in both English and Spanish at 888-703-4364. Information may also be obtained through the Washington State Department of Health website at www.doh.wa.gov/h1n1/.