Tulsa swine flu vaccine clinic set for Thursday
BY KIM ARCHER World Staff Writer
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Related link: Read more about the H1N1 virus, more commonly known as swine flu, here.
The Tulsa Health Department will hold a swine flu vaccination clinic Thursday for anyone who wants the vaccine.
The clinic is set for 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Tulsa Community College’s west campus, 7505 W. 41st St.
Those seeking vaccination are encouraged to fill out paperwork ahead of time by downloading a vaccination form at tulsaworld.com/tulsahealth and bringing it with you. Officials also ask people to wear clothing that allows for easy access to the arm for those receiving an injectable vaccination.
Both the injectable and nasal forms of the vaccine are available.
The department’s three regional health centers will offer H1N1 vaccinations to all children from 6 months of age to 18, including booster shots, and people older than 64 who would like to receive the vaccines. Others who may get the vaccine at the clinics are pregnant women and individuals with limited mobility.
The clinics will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Fridays. The clinics are located at:
James O. Goodwin Health Center, 5051 S. 129th East Ave.
Central Regional Health Center, 315 S. Utica Ave.
Expo Square Health Center, 4616 E. 15th St.
Residents outside of Tulsa County are encouraged to check with their local county health department for the availability of the novel H1N1 vaccine. A listing of H1N1 flu clinics across Oklahoma can be found at tulsaworld.com/h1n1clinics.
For more information, go to tulsaworld.com/tulsahealth or call the flu hotline at 595-4500 to hear a recorded message or call 582-9355 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to visit with a public health professional. The Tulsa Health Department also has a twitter site at www.twitter.com/TulsaHealthDept.