Fighting the flu: More H1N1 vaccine in West Seattle, White Center

December 17, 2009 at 12:35 pm | In Health, Swine flu, West Seattle news | 12 Comments

Two notes today if you want to get vaccinated against H1N1 flu but haven’t done it yet: First, new WSB sponsor West Seattle Community Clinic just sent word that it’s received more H1N1 vaccine. They have mist and shots, and will administer by appointment (they’re open M-F and occasional Saturdays/Sundays at 35th/Henderson): 206-937-9722. King County Public Health also has announced upcoming clinics to provide H1N1 vaccine to people who can’t afford it – including two in White Center, this coming Saturday and Wednesday. Read on:

The full county announcement:

It’s not too late to get an H1N1 flu vaccination. H1N1 flu, also called swine flu, is expected to continue to spread, and H1N1 vaccination will protect you and your family so you won’t miss days of school, work or other important events due to this flu.

Anyone over 6 months of age is now eligible to receive H1N1 vaccine in King County . It’s especially important for people who are at highest risk for H1N1 influenza, including pregnant women, babies and young children, and people with chronic health conditions or weakened immune systems. H1N1 vaccine is being distributed to many health care providers and local pharmacies.

Call your health care provider or check pharmacy locations at www.kingcounty.gov/health/H1N1.

In addition, free vaccination clinics for those who cannot afford to pay will be held at the following locations:

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Auburn: HealthPoint ( 126 Auburn Avenue, Suite 400 ), 9 am – 12 pm
Bellevue: Eastgate Public Health Center ( 14350 SE Eastgate Way ), 9 am – 5 pm
Bellevue: Sea Mar – Bellevue Medical ( 1811 156th Ave NE, Suite # 2 ), 9 am – 5 pm
Federal Way: Public Health Center ( 33431 13th Place S ), 9 am – 5 pm
Kent: HealthPoint (403 E Meeker, Kent), 9 am – 12 pm
Redmond: HealthPoint ( 16315 NE 87th St, Suite B6 ), 9 am – 12 pm
Renton: Public Health Center ( 3001 NE 4th St ), 9 am – 5 pm
Seattle: Columbia Public Health Center ( 4400 37th Ave S ), 9 am – 5 pm
Seattle: North Public Health Center ( 10501 Meridian Ave N ), 9 am – 5 pm
Seattle: Sea Mar – South Park ( 8720 14th Ave S ), 9 am – 5 pm
Seattle: Sea Mar – White Center ( 9650 15th Ave. S.W. #100 ), 9 am – 5 pm

Tuesday, December 22 , 2009

Seattle: Sea Mar – South Park ( 8720 14th Ave S ), 2 pm – 8 pm

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Bellevue: Sea Mar – Bellevue Medical ( 1811 156th Ave NE, Suite # 2 ), 10 am – 4 pm
Seattle: Sea Mar – White Center ( 9650 15th Ave. S.W. #100 ), 1 pm – 8 pm

For more information, go to www.kingcounty.gov/health/H1N1 or call the Flu Hotline at 1-877-903-5464.

12 Comments

  1. does anyone already know if these County clinics and the administer to babies over 6 mos. , including the West Seattle Community clinic?

    the message from the county mentions eligibility for people over 6 mos, but it doesn’t says that these clinics will provide it.

    I will call too,

    Comment by sam — 1:04 pm December 17, 2009 #

  2. Wasn’t there news just recently about a recall for these vaccines?

    Comment by luckymom30 — 1:22 pm December 17, 2009 #

  3. 800,000 “prefilled doses” for children were recalled, because of potency issues, not safety. Recalled vaccines would not currently be being administered, because they would have been sent back.

    Comment by WSB — 1:42 pm December 17, 2009 #

  4. The WS Community Clinic is doing babies over 6 mos and kids. I just made an appointment for mine.

    Comment by Oliver — 1:47 pm December 17, 2009 #

  5. Anyone have the 411 on where to get a seasonal flu shot? Regular flu season is just getting underway, and I haven’t been able to find anyone who has any seasonal flu vaccine left. Already had my H1N1.

    No snark on the merits of vaccine please – I’m in a super high risk group and it’s really not optional.

    Comment by sacatosh — 2:41 pm December 17, 2009 #

  6. I’m enjoying yet my 15th year without the flu or flu shot. Thanks.

    Comment by Captain Seattle — 4:08 pm December 17, 2009 #

  7. West Seattle Community Clinic has a few adult *seasonal* flu shots left, too, as well as for kids.

    Comment by Jeff — 6:17 pm December 17, 2009 #

  8. Captain Seattle, count yourself extremely lucky to not have one of the many health conditions that make the flu potentially deadly.

    Not everyone has the privilege of good health. Gloating about your own really comes across badly.

    Comment by sacatosh — 6:46 pm December 17, 2009 #

  9. I was one of the “high risk” people who was not able to find the H1N1 flu shot. I had read today that Walgreen’s had the shots available for those who needed it. Very happy to say that I was able to get mine today! One less thing to worry about…

    Comment by Ms Evelyn — 8:10 pm December 17, 2009 #

  10. At the 35th Ave location of above mentioned there was no line at 4:00 p.m. and my insurance covered the whole amount.

    Comment by Ms Evelyn — 8:16 pm December 17, 2009 #

  11. thanks for the info Oliver !

    Comment by sam — 9:40 pm December 17, 2009 #

  12. Does anyone know if the generally-available H1N1 shots at places like Walgreen’s are the “prefilled dose” type? Those have had the thimerosal removed while the “bulk dose” (where a syringe is used to extract your shot) has thimerosal in it.

    Comment by PSPS — 9:59 pm December 17, 2009 #

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