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The City’s Health and Human Services Department has will hold its third H1N1 Public Vaccination Clinic on Dec. 19 in Bacon Cafeteria at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave. This clinic which will be by appointment only and will be available only  to residents who fit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) priority groups (see sidebar).

“The City’s Health and Human Services Department also reminds parents whose children are less than ten years of age who received their first H1N1 vaccine need to get their second dosage of the H1N1 vaccine,” said Evonda Thomas, director of the Health and Human Services Department, adding that parents must bring proof of the first H1N1vaccination with them to the clinic.”

Residents who wish to make an appointment for the H1N1 Public Clinic must contact the City’s Emergency Response Coordinator A-Reum Han at 847-859-7829 or e-mail her at  ahan@cityofevanston.org.

Keep in mind the following:

  • Alert the clinic staff if you have received seasonal flu mist in the last 30 days.
  • Be prepared to show proof of residency and verification of the priority group to which you belong.
  • The Health and Human Services Department stresses that pregnant women and pre-school children should get vaccinated against H1N1.
  • Parents/guardians must have a signed consent form completed for children 18 and under in order for them to receive the H1N1 vaccination. 
  • Parents whose children are younger than ten years of age who received their first H1N1 vaccine need to get their second dosage of the H1N1 vaccine 28 days after the first one.

Further information on H1N1 and updates on vaccine availability will be posted on the Health and Human Services Department’s website at www.cityofevanston.org/health.

CDC Priority Groups

Pregnant women;• People who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age;• Health care and emergency medical services personnel (EMTs/paramedics); • Everyone aged six (6) months through 24 years of age; and• Persons aged 25 through 64 years who have health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications from influenza.