Mass docs and clinics start scheduling H1N1 vaccines for high risk groups

Check here from latest clinics: From Masspro.org

Nov. 12: WBUR asks: Has Swine Flu Peaked in Mass? The NYTimes had a story in September predicting it would peack in October. The state comes out with its new numbers tomorrow.

  • New CDC numbers: CDC estimates that between 14 million and 34 million cases of 2009 H1N1 occurred between April and October 17, 2009. The mid-level in this range is about 22 million people infected with 2009 H1N1.
  • CDC estimates that between about 63,000 and 153,000 2009 H1N1-related hospitalizations occurred between April and October 17, 2009. The mid-level in this range is about 98,000 H1N1-related hospitalizations.
  • CDC estimates that between about 2,500 and 6,000 2009 H1N1-related deaths occurred between April and October 17, 2009. The mid-level in this range is about 3,900 2009 H1N1-related deaths.
  • The Wall Street Journal blog puts them in context.

     

    Nov. 8 — Globe story on how the state’s distributing the vaccine.

    It takes into account which of eight different vaccine formulations are being made available by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the agency that buys all the doses and functions as the national clearinghouse. Some doses are for infants and toddlers. Some can be used only in children and adults with no underlying health conditions, such as asthma. Some are for nearly everyone.

    How to get one:  H1N1 vaccine clinics are being scheduled next week in some towns for those at  high risk, mostly pregnant women. Updated info from the state DPH here. 

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    5 thoughts on “Mass docs and clinics start scheduling H1N1 vaccines for high risk groups

    1. I am a high risk patient that lives in Newbury and need to receive the H1N1 vaccine, where can I go to get this. I have called my PCP’s office and they told me to call the Public Health for Massachusetts, no luck. Thanks for your help. Dan

      • If you’re in one of the groups listed below, it looks like the Lynn clinic is the closest you can get. They are tonight and tomorrow. I would call first.

        Or keep checking this site. They add new clinics as they are scheduled:
        http://flu.masspro.org/clinic/findActive.do

        Lynn, MA
        Nov 10, 2009
        Time: 05:30 PM-07:00 PM
        My Brother’s Table 98 Willow St.
        Lynn, MA 01901 Phone:(781)595-3224
        Please be aware that the following restriction(s) Apply:
        Novel H1N1 vaccine available
        Comments:
        We only have the nasal spray. Check with your provider to see if you are eligible for this type of vaccine. Only children 2-18, first responders, household members (under 50) with infants or women in 3rd trimester may be vaccinated at this time.

        Nov 11, 2009
        Time: 02:00 PM-04:00 PM
        My Brother’s Table 98 Willow St.
        Lynn, MA 01901 Phone:(781)595-3224
        Please be aware that the following restriction(s) Apply:
        Novel H1N1 vaccine available
        Comments:
        We only have the nasal spray. Check

    2. Hi. Can you tell me where I can get the swine flu vaccine? I am at high risk…have asthma and a history of pneumonia(3 times). I live in Westborough, but it is not available. My Dr. says he does not and will not have it. Also, all the other town clinics say that you have to be a resident of the town and that they will be checking ID’s. What is going on here? Can you help please.

    3. Hello. My mother is hemolytic anemia & has diabetes along with W.P.W. Syndrome. She’s 82yrs old. Is she considered “High Risk?” I cannot locate the H1N1 vaccine ANYWHERE. Any suggestions?

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