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H1N1 vaccination clinic at Parkway Central High School

The Saint Louis County Department of Health will be offering free H1N1 flu vaccinations to county residents at five locations on Saturday, December 5th.  

The five priority groups being targeted for the December 5th events are:

• pregnant women;
• youth from 6 months of age through 24 years of age;
• caregivers of and those who live with infants under the age of 6 months;
• adults from 25 years of age through 64 years of age with an underlying health condition that makes them more susceptible to flu complications; and
• emergency medical service personnel and healthcare workers.

Those wishing to be vaccinated will need to obtain a line ticket from one of the five clinic locations prior to being admitted.  A drive-through distribution area for handing out line tickets will be set up at each of the five locations.  Line tickets will be available at each location starting at 7:00 a.m.  The vaccinations will be administered between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

At least 15,000 doses of vaccine will be available at the Saturday clinics – 3,000 at each of the five sites.  A mixture of H1N1 shots and intranasal mist will be available at each site.  Because of limited supplies, it will not be possible to honor individual preferences.  The type of vaccine used will be based on what is medically appropriate for each patient.

The five clinic locations on December 5th are:

Parkway-Central High School
369 North Woods Mill Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017 

Kirkwood High School
801 West Essex Avenue
Kirkwood, MO 63122

Rockwood-Summit High School
1780 Hawkins Road
Fenton, MO 63126

Ferguson-Florissant School District Administration Building
1005 Waterford Drive
Florissant, MO 63033

Ritenour High School
9100 Saint Charles Rock Road
Breckenridge Hills, MO 63114

The vaccination events are for the residents of Saint Louis County, and proof of residency may be required, such as a driver’s license or a utility bill. Participants are asked to consider wearing clothing that will allow easy arm access to help speed the process.

Adults and youth aged 10 and over require one dose of vaccine to achieve immunity; children under 10 years of age require two doses, spaced at least four (4) weeks apart. 

For more information, please visit the Health Department’s flu Web site.