The DC Department of Health (DOH) announced today that the free H1N1 vaccine clinics for District residents will expand the priority groups served. Since October 19 the Department of Health has hosted clinics for pregnant women and youth ages 6 months to 24 years. The clinics will now also serve adults with underlying health conditions such as asthma and diabetes, and caregivers of children under 6 months. The clinics will continue to be in every ward once a week for the next three weeks.
DOH also announced that vaccine is now expected to arrive at pharmacies the week of November 2. The vaccine is also still available at pediatricians, family physicians and community health centers who have registered to distribute the vaccine. As DOH continues to receive updates from the federal government on vaccine supply and availability it will update the vaccine distribution schedule to reflect those updates. Residents can find regular updates and additional information on H1N1 at flu.dc.gov or by calling the Mayor’s Citywide Call Center at 311.
Select H1N1 Vaccine Clinic Schedule for Priority Groups to see the list of clinics.
Select H1N1 Vaccination Information Availability to see the expected vaccine availability for different priority groups.