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Governor Rendell Announces 100,000 At-Risk Pennsylvanians Vaccinated at H1N1 Public Health Clinics; Addresses Future Vaccine Distribution Plans
Date:11/24/2009

e recommended target groups at highest risk of getting H1N1 or severe complications.

As vaccine becomes available, the department will continue to fill orders for certified providers and local and county municipal health departments. The agency will also make H1N1 vaccine available at all 60 state health centers across the commonwealth to ensure access to those in the recommended groups. Beginning Monday, Nov. 30, citizens in the recommended target groups who do not have access to the vaccine can go to www.H1N1inPa.com to make an appointment online or call 1-877-PA HEALTH to set up an appointment.

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.

If the federal projections hold true, within the next few weeks the Department of Health expects to be able to move beyond the five target risk groups and make vaccine available to every Pennsylvanian who wants it.

Visit www.H1N1inPA.com to learn more about priority groups, potential vaccine side effects and other important information.

Media contacts:

Stacy Kriedeman, Health; 717-787-1783

Gary Tuma, Governor's Office; 717-783-1116

SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor


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