H1N1 vaccine available in Everett

November 25, 2009
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Mayor Carlo DeMaria Jr. and the Everett Health Department announce the first H1N1 (Swine Flu) Vaccine Clinic to be held on Saturday Nov.28, 2009 from 9 -11a.m. at the Lafayette School, 117 Edith St. Everett. This clinic is available for Everett residents only.

As recommended by the Federal Government priority will be given to children 10 years to 18 years of age, pregnant women up to two weeks post partum, household contacts of infants younger than six months of age, household contacts of pregnant women in their third trimester to ensure their newborns go home to a safe environment, and Healthcare personnel with direct patient contact.

Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

If you have any questions regarding this clinic please call the Health Department at 617-394-2255.

The health department will offer additional clinics as more vaccine becomes available.

Please note do not get the vaccine if you have an anaphylactic reaction to eggs or any other components of the vaccine.

  • My brother got infected with H1N1 or Swine Flu in Mexico. He got a mild fever and luckily he did not die.

  • If you look at the pandemic of 1977, when H1N1 or Swine Flu re-emerged after a 20 year absence, there is no shift in age-related mortality pattern. The 1977 “pandemic” is, of course, not considered a true pandemic by experts today, for reasons that are not entierely consistent. It certainly was an antigenic shift and not an antigenic drift. As far as I have been able to follow the current events, the most significant factor seems to have been that most people, who were severely affected, were people with other medical conditions.

  • during the height of the H1N1 or Swine Flu epidemic, i was very afraid to get infected with this disease and i wore face mask whenever i got into heavily populated areas.

  • If you look at the pandemic of 1977, when H1N1 or Swine Flu re-emerged after a 20 year absence, there is no shift in age-related mortality pattern. The 1977 “pandemic” is, of course, not considered a true pandemic by experts today, for reasons that are not entierely consistent. It certainly was an antigenic shift and not an antigenic drift. As far as I have been able to follow the current events, the most significant factor seems to have been that most people, who were severely affected, were people with other medical conditions.