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D.C.'s department of health has updated its H1N1 vaccine clinic schedule. Click here to get directions to local vaccination clinics.

The D.C. Department of Health announced today that it will adjust its current H1N1 vaccine clinic schedule by reducing the number of free H1N1 vaccine clinic locations for priority groups in the District, and increasing the amount of vaccine available at doctor’s offices and community health centers.

According to the DOH, over 11,000 people have been vaccinated during the past two weeks of H1N1 vaccine clinics. DOH said it continues to have H1N1 vaccine in stock to host clinics for priority groups, but will be reducing the number of weekly clinics from eight to five locations.

In addition to the ongoing free clinics, as more vaccine becomes available, it will be distributed to pediatricians, family physicians and community health centers who have registered to distribute the vaccine. Residents should call their providers to see if they can receive the vaccine by visiting their health care provider allowing them to avoid the lines at the public clinics and know that there will be enough vaccine for them when they arrive at their provider’s office.

The H1N1 vaccine clinics will continue to serve the following priority groups in every ward once a week for the next two weeks:

Pregnant women and youth ages 6 months to 24 years

Adults with underlying health conditions such as asthma and diabetes

Caregivers of children under 6 months

Health care workers

The vaccine is now expected to arrive at pharmacies after the week of November 23. Residents can find additional information on H1N1 here or by calling the Mayor’s citywide call center at 311.

Updated H1N1 Vaccine Clinic Schedule for Priority Groups

Thursday, November 5: 5-9 p.m. Coolidge Senior High School
McKinley Tech Senior High School

Saturday, November 7: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Cardozo Senior High School
Ballou Senior High School
Eliot-Hine Middle School
Kelly Miller Middle School

Thursday, November 12: 5-9 p.m. Cardozo Senior High School Ballou Senior High School

Saturday, November 14: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Eliot-Hine Middle School Kelly Miller Middle School Hardy Middle School

Beginning the week of November 16th, all others can get the H1N1 vaccine from their primary medical doctor. After November 16th, all others can get the vaccination at local vaccination sites. After November 23, non-priority groups can also get vaccinated at local pharmacies.

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