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H1N1 Shots Available For School Kids

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MyVeronaNJ-doctorMontclair’s Health Department has released a new schedule for H1N1 vaccine shots for infants and school-aged children. Shots will be given out at five clinics at locations in Montclair, Nutley, Belleville and Verona during December. But you’ve got to register online first and take a copy of your registration confirmation with you to the clinic. The clinics will not accept walk-ins.

Click on the map below to get driving directions to any one of clinic locations.

Ages 4 years – 24 years
Wednesday, December 9, from 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Montclair Municipal Building
205 Claremont Ave., Montclair

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Ages 6 months – 48 months
Thursday, December 10, from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Montclair Municipal Building
205 Claremont Ave., Montclair

Ages 4 years – 24 years
Friday, December 11, from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Nutley Parks and Recreation Building
44 Park Avenue, Nutley

Ages 4 years – 24 years
Thursday, December 17, from 3-7:00 p.m.
Verona Community Center
880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona

Ages 4 years – 24 years
December 19, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Belleville Senior Bldg.
125 Franklin Ave., Belleville

The Montclair Health Department says that the H1N1 vaccine that will be administered contains thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative:

Thimerosal is an important preservative that protects vaccines against potential microbial contamination, which may occur in opened multi-dose vials of vaccine. Three leading federal agencies (CDC, FDA, and NIH) have reviewed the published research on thimerosal and found it to be a safe product to use in vaccines. Three independent organizations [The National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)] reviewed the published research and also found thimerosal to be a safe product to use in vaccines. The scientific community supports the use of thimerosal in influenza vaccines.

To register for any of the above clinics, please log onto www.montclairnjusa.org and click on H1N1 Registration/”Book Now”. Please print out the appointment confirmation and bring with you. No walk-ins will not be accepted.

The Montclair Health Department will continue offering H1N1 vaccine to the priority groups identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the next few weeks, as doses are received.  For information on H1N1 vaccination please contact the Montclair Health Department information line at 973-509-4942 or The New Jersey Dept of Health and Senior Services Hotline at 1-866-321-9571.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]

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