Some of the clinics are intended for residents who are considered a priority because they are at increased risk of contracting the H1N1 influenza virus, including pregnant women, those who care for infants, healthcare workers, people aged 6 months through 24 years old and anyone 25 through 64 years old with medical issues.
The clinics for those at risk will be held as follows: Friday, Dec. 4 in Copiague; Monday Dec. 7 in Hauppauge; Wednesday, Dec. 9 in Holbrook; Wednesday, Dec. 16 in Riverhead. Those interested should call 631-787-2200 for an appointment to participate.
The clinics that are open to the public and do not require an appointment are as follows: Monday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Rosalie Church, 31 East Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays; Friday, Dec. 18 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville; Tuesday, Dec. 22 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the H. Lee Dennison Building at 100 Veteran’s Memorial Highway in Hauppauge.
Residents with any questions about H1N1 influenza vaccine should contact their own health care providers and/or call the Suffolk County Department of Health Service’s H1N1 hotline at 631-787-2200 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.