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H1N1 Flu Shots – Austin

H1N1 Flu Shots – Austin

This Sunday, January 10th, marks the beginning of the annual observance of
National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW). This flu season has presented
our community with a unique challenge to fight a new type of influenza –the
H1N1 flu virus.

H1N1 flu is a serious disease. The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention estimates that between mid-April and November 14, 2009, 47
million people in the United States were infected with the 2009 H1N1 flu,
more than 200,000 people were hospitalized, and over 9,800 people died.

Influenza is unpredictable and we do not know the likelihood of a future
wave of H1N1 flu, but we do know that vaccination is the most important step
in protecting against influenza. Protect yourself, your family and your
community by getting vaccinated.

The Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department is holding 2
additional H1N1 clinics this month.

Vaccines are available by appointment only and can be made by calling
972-5520.

Upcoming clinic dates are:

Saturday, January 9, 2010
Toney Burger Center
3200 Jones Road
1:00 p.m. –6:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Delco Center
4601 Pecan Brook Drive
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Additional information can be found at
http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/health/news_h1n1_clinics.htm

The above information is from Austin/Travis County Health and Human
Services, Carole Barasch

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