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H1N1 flu vaccine available this weekend in Chambersburg

November 16, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- People in groups targeted as being at risk for the H1N1 flu virus can be vaccinated at a clinic this weekend, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced.

The clinics are by appointment only.

The clinic for residents of Fulton, Franklin, Adams and Cumberland counties will be held at the Franklin County State Health Center, 518 Cleveland Ave., Chambersburg.

Hours are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21; and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22.

Only those in the following groups are eligible to receive the vaccine:

o People ages 6 months through 24 years;

o Household contacts and caregivers for children younger than 6 months;

o Pregnant women;

o Healthcare providers and emergency medical personnel; and

o People under the age of 65 with underlying health conditions, including asthma, diabetes, suppressed immune systems, heart disease, kidney disease and neurocognitive and neuromuscular disorders.

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The clinic in Chambersburg is one of 18 scheduled around the state.

Appointments can be made at www.H1N1inPA.com under "What's Hot" 24 hours a day. Anyone without Internet access can call 877-PA HEALTH (877-724-3258) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Those making appointments must schedule a date, time and location.

Anyone seeking vaccination should download an H1N1 consent form at www.H1N1inPA.com.

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