Thursday Dec 10 2009
New round of vaccination clinics in Placer County slated to start Monday
By: Gus Thomson, Journal Staff Writer
Roseville, Kings Beach and Rocklin will also play host to swine flu vaccinations targeting higher-risk groups Drive-through clinic in Auburn later in week
With more H1N1 vaccine arriving, Placer County will be holding more clinics starting Monday. The clinics are being held for Placer County residents who are at high risk for complications of the swine flu and haven’t yet been able to obtain the vaccine. The list of new county vaccination dates includes a drive-through clinic in Auburn. The Auburn vaccinations next week will be a drive-through clinic at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. The target groups county health officials are asking to come to the clinics are: - Pregnant women - People who live with or care for infants younger than six months old - Health care and emergency medical personnel - Anyone from six months through 24 years of age - Anyone from 25 through 64 with chronic medical conditions or a weakened immune system As additional vaccine arrives later this month, Placer County will schedule more H1N1 vaccination dates, including clinics for all Placer County residents, said a statement from the county released Thursday. The county is also advising that physicians in Placer communities are beginning to receive additional vaccine, so people may wish to contact their healthcare provider to see if they now have vaccine available. The Placer County swine flu vaccinations are free of any charges. The schedule is: - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Rocklin Sunset Center, 2650 Sunset Blvd. - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach - Noon to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Roseville Maidu Community Center, 1550 Maidu Drive - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St. Auburn (drive-through clinic, enter from Auburn-Folsom Road at fair gate). The county is also continuing school based clinics as well as vaccine availability for healthcare workers and first responders.