For immediate release: Jan 08, 2010
Posted by: [Flu]
Contact: Jennifer Dunlap
Phone: (317) 233-7315

State Employees to Receive 2009 H1N1 Flu Vaccine

INDIANAPOLIS-The Indiana State Department of Health, in collaboration with the Marion County Health Department, will be hosting a 2009 H1N1 flu vaccination clinic for all Indiana state employees and their families on Monday, January 11 and Tuesday, January 12.  More than 1,900 individuals have already signed up to get vaccinated.  The State Health Department recently hosted an H1N1 flu clinic for its staff and their families and one for members of the Indiana General Assembly and their staff, vaccinating more than 800 people.

 

"Flu season is definitely not over and it's not too late to get the H1N1 flu vaccine," said State Health Commissioner Judy Monroe, M.D.  "Vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu.  There is currently ample supply of the H1N1 flu vaccine, so we are no longer just targeting those individuals at the very highest risk.  Our target group is now every Hoosier over 6 months of age."

 

On Monday, at 9:30 a.m., Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman, State Personnel Department Director Dan Hackler, and Indiana Department of Homeland Security Executive Director Joe Wainscott will be at the Indiana Government Center South Atrium to receive their vaccinations.  They will be joined by Deputy State Health Commissioner Loren Robertson, who will also be making remarks.  (Robertson has already received his H1N1 flu vaccine.)

 

Following are the details of the media event:

 

WHEN: Monday, January 11, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.

The clinic will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

WHERE: Indiana Government Center South Atrium      

 

Members of the general public who are interested in getting the H1N1 flu vaccine can use the Flu Shot Locator at www.in.gov/flu to find a location near them that is providing the H1N1 flu vaccine.   Local health departments will continue to provide the H1N1 flu vaccine for free.  Pharmacies can charge a fee of up to $19.59 to administer the H1N1 flu vaccine.

 

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