South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Health Department will begin holding H1N1 clinics for the general public on Monday, December 14th. Clinics will be by appointment only. The clinics are for anyone 6 months or older interested in being vaccinated. The vaccine will be available in both the shot and the nasal mist. The Health Department will begin taking appointments on Monday, December 7th. Please call between the hours of 9 am-12 pm and 1 pm-4:30 pm.North County Clinic Appointments – (360) 875-9300 x2639 Location – Pacific County Annex, 1216 West Robert Bush Drive, South Bend South County Clinic Appointments – (360) 642-9349, option 2 Location – South County Administration Facility, 7013 Sandridge Road, Long Beach 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/.
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