Local clinics offering free H1N1 vaccinations to CDC priority groups will be held this Thursday, Dec. 10 in both Falls Church and Arlington, but are in limited supply.
Local clinics offering free H1N1 vaccinations to CDC priority groups will be held this Thursday, Dec. 10 in both Falls Church and Arlington.
The Falls Church District Office (6245 Leesburg Pike, St. 500, Falls Church) will hold a clinic from noon to 7 p.m. The vaccine there will be distributed in two shifts, to the first 350 people starting at noon and the first 250 people starting at 5 p.m. (600 total for the day).
Also on Thursday, the Arlington County Department of Human Services (3033 Wilson Blvd., Arlington) will hold its clinic from 4 to 8 p.m., or while supplies last. Those interested should come to the first-floor lobby level. The line will form in the rear of the building corridor. Those physically present in line will receive a number and must have that number to receive the vaccine. The Arlington County clinic will only be offering the vaccine in shot form, not the mist.
Both Thursday clinics are offering the H1N1 vaccine on a first-come, first-served basis to the following:
People who live with or provide care for infants younger than 6 months (parents, siblings and day care providers)
Health care workers who have direct patient contact
People 6 months through 24 years of age
People 25 years through 64 years of age who have certain medical conditions that put them at higher risk for influenza-related complications.