The Evanston Health and Human Services Department will be holding its fourth H1N1 Public Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, Jan. 9, which will be by appointment only. The location of the clinic will be the Levy Center in the Maple Room, 300 Dodge Avenue. Vaccinations are available for all residents who want to receive the vaccine.  

“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 of the need to get their second dosage of the H1N1 vaccine,” said the Director of the Evanston Health and Human Service Department Evonda Thomas.

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. Please alert the clinic staff if you have received seasonal flu mist in the last 30 days. Please be prepared to show proof of residency.

The department wants to reiterate that the clinic is ONLY for Evanston residents. Additionally, the department is stressing the high importance of the need for pregnant women and pre-school children to 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.  Children at least six months of age but younger than 10 years of age will need to have two doses of the H1N1 vaccine, separated by 28 days.

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.