Verona Sets Swine Flu Vaccine Clinics


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MyVeronaNJ-doctorThe Verona Health Department is partnering with the Montclair Health Department to offer the both intra-nasal and shot versions of the H1N1 vaccine.

The first clinic will be for the intra-nasal vaccine. This is a weakened live virus vaccine that is sprayed into your nose rather than injected into a muscle. The health departments emphasize that you cannot get H1N1 from the intra-nasal vaccine. It is for healthy individuals ages 2 through 24 without chronic medical conditions or weakened immune systems, including women who are not pregnant. It is also appropriate for healthy individuals age 25 to 49 years of age who live with or care for infants younger than 6 months, and healthcare or emergency medical personnel. The health departments are reminding us that children under 10 who get the intra-nasal vaccine will need two doses of it, given approximately one month apart. This vaccine is not appropriate for pregnant women, people in close contact with a person with a weakened immune system, and people with chronic medical conditions or a weakened immune system.

The intra-nasal clinic is Monday, January 18 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Avenue.

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People ages 4 and older can get the shot form of the H1N1 vaccine on Monday, January 25 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Community Center.

In either case, you’ve got have an appointment; they will not take walk-ins. To book an appointment, go to Montclair’s Web site and click on “H1N1 Update – BOOK NOW”.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
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 Now back in Verona, she contributes to a variety of publications and Web sites, and consults on social media. In Verona, she serves on the Verona Environmental Commission and HBW SCA, and has been part of many other civic and religious groups in town. A graduate of Rutgers University’s Environmental Stewards program, she has also run an after-school program on the environment for elementary school children here. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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