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Department of Health Updates H1N1 Vaccine Distribution Effort, Reminds At-Risk Residents of Upcoming Vaccination Clinics

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, has allocated a total of 1,686,100 doses of H1N1 vaccine to Pennsylvania to date, the Department of Health said today.

The vaccine has been distributed to 1,312 certified providers including pediatricians, family health practitioners, obstetricians, hospitals, schools, colleges and universities that agreed to target the groups of people considered most vulnerable to complications from the H1N1 virus.

Priority groups for receiving the H1N1 vaccination include pregnant women; persons six months to 24 years old; healthcare providers and emergency medical services personnel; parents, household members or caregivers of children under six months; and those under 65 with certain underlying medical conditions.

The department will conduct statewide clinics from Nov. 20-22 to administer free H1N1 vaccine to individuals in the recommended target groups that have not had previous access to the vaccine. Appointments must be made ahead of time at Those without Internet access can call 1-877-PA HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).

Editor's Note: Below is a list of locations where H1N1 immunization health clinics will be held Nov. 20-22 for those in the priority groups. Please note address corrections for Northwest Clinic #3 and Southwest Clinic #2:

Northwest Community Health District

  • Clinic #1 (covering Lawrence, Mercer, Crawford and Venango Counties)

Mercer County State Health Center, 25 McQuiston Dr., Jackson Center 16133

  • Clinic #2 (covering Forest, Clarion, Jefferson and Clearfield Counties)

Intermediate Unit #6, 270 Mayfield Rd., Clarion 16214

  • Clinic #3 (covering Warren, McKean, Elk and Cameron Counties)

Fox Twp. Ambulance Garage, State Route 948, Sheeley Rd. and Main St., Kersey 15846

Northcentral Community Health District

  • Clinic #1 (covering Potter, Tioga, Bradford and Sullivan Counties)

Tioga County State Health Center, 44 Plaza Lane, Wellsboro 16901

  • Clinic #2 (covering Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland and Columbia Counties)

Northcentral District Office, 1000 Commerce Park Dr., Water Tower Square, Suite 109, Williamsport 17701

  • Clinic #3 (covering Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder Counties)

Centre County State Health Center, 280 W. Hamilton Ave., State College 16801

Northeast Community Health District

  • Clinic #1 (covering Wyoming, Susquehanna, Wayne, Lackawanna and Pike Counties)

Wyoming County EMA Building, 455 SR 6 East, Tunkhannock 18657

  • Clinic #2 (covering Lehigh, Northampton and Monroe Counties)

PA Expo, 501 Cetronia Rd., Allentown 18104

  • Clinic #3 (covering Luzerne and Carbon Counties)

Kingston Armory, 280 Market St., Kingston 18704

Southwest Community Health District

  • Clinic #1 (covering Cambria, Somerset and Indiana Counties)

Richland Twp. Fire Department, 1321 Scalp Ave., Johnstown 15904

  • Clinic #2 (covering Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland Counties)

Mon Valley State Health Center, Eastgate 11, Monessen 15062

  • Clinic #3 (covering Butler, Armstrong and Beaver Counties)

Butler County State Health Center, 100 Brugh Ave., Monarch Bldg., Suite 201, Butler 16001

Southcentral Community Health District

  • Clinic #1 (covering Dauphin, Lebanon, York, Juniata and Perry Counties)

Dauphin County State Health Center, 30 Kline Plaza, Harrisburg 17104

  • Clinic #2 (covering Blair, Bedford, Huntingdon and Mifflin Counties)

Blair County State Health Center, Cricket Field Plaza, 615 Howard Ave., Altoona 16601

  • Clinic #3 (covering Fulton, Franklin, Adams and Cumberland Counties)

Franklin County State Health Center, 518 Cleveland Ave., Chambersburg 17201

Southeast Community Health District

  • Clinic #1 (covering Berks and Schuylkill Counties)

Reading State Office Building, 625 Cherry St., Room 401, Reading 19602

  • Clinic #2 (covering Lancaster County)

Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center, 101 Champ Blvd., Manheim 17545

  • Clinic #3 (covering Delaware County)

Chichester Middle School, 925 Meetinghouse Rd., Boothwyn 19061

Media contact: Stacy Kriedeman, 717-787-1783

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