SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District will offer no-cost H1N1 vaccinations at special clinics in eight Snohomish County community centers in February and March. No appointments are necessary. Anyone older than six months is encouraged to take advantage of free vaccination at these sites:
Wednesday, February 10, 11am - 3pm Helping Hands for Hard Times Fair Everett Events Center 2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett, WA 98201
Thursday, February 11, 11am - 3pm Helping Hands for Hard Times Fair Tulalip Conference Center 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip, WA 98271
Monday, February 22, 9 - 11:30am Stanwood Community & Senior Center 7430 276th St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292
Friday, February 26, noon - 2pm Stillaguamish Senior Center 18308 Smokey Point Blvd, Arlington, WA 98223
Wednesday, March 3, 1 - 3pm South Everett Neighborhood Center/Familias Unidas, 6315 Fleming St, #B Everett, WA 98204
Wednesday, March 10, 9 - 11am South County Senior Center 220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, WA 98020
Wednesday, March 10, 12:30 - 2:30pm Mill Creek Senior Center 15720 Main St, Mill Creek WA 98012
Friday, March 12, noon - 2pm Lynnwood Senior Center 5800 198th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036
“We are fortunate to have plenty of vaccine now to offer to everyone who wants it,” said Dr. Gary Goldbaum, Health Officer and Director of the Snohomish Health District. “Although we hope there will be no large ‘third wave’ of H1N1 illness in our community, we all need to prepare now as if it could re-emerge in the spring.”
People 65 and older are less likely to get H1N1 flu, but those who do are more likely to have complications or get secondary infections, like pneumonia. Since H1N1 vaccine is readily available, seniors are encouraged to get it. Parents are reminded that children younger than 10 need two doses of vaccine to be fully protected. Children over 10 need only one dose. There are still many children who have not been vaccinated against H1N1 at all.
Incorporated in 1959, the Snohomish Health District works for a safer and healthier community through disease prevention, health promotion, and protection from environmental threats. Find more information about local public health and H1N1 at www.snohd.org and www.snocoflu.com.