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When and where to get vaccinations

Friday, October 16, 2009

Here are some of the emerging plans for swine flu vaccinations across the Washington region. For more information, go online to washingtonpost.com/local.

Note: Officials are currently targeting priority groups as set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: pregnant women; people who live with or take care of children younger than 6 months; health care and emergency workers; young people ages 6 months to 24 years; and people 25 to 64 with chronic health conditions. The general population will get vaccinations later, they say.

THE DISTRICT

-- What: Mass vaccination clinics for young people and pregnant women.

When: Oct. 20 to Nov. 14; hours vary.

Where: Two to four public schools on each vaccination date. Each ward covered: Cardozo (1); Hardy (2); Wilson (3); Coolidge (4); McKinley Tech (5); Eliot-Hine (6); Kelly Miller (7); and Ballou (8).

The District will hold future clinics for other groups, but dates and locations are pending.

Contact: City call center, 311.

MARYLAND

Montgomery County:

-- Next clinic:

When: Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to noon.

Where: Piccard Drive Health Center, 1335 Piccard Dr., Rockville

-- More clinics on four Wednesdays: Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11 and Nov. 18.

Where: All three of these schools each day: Northwood High School, Silver Spring; Northwest High School, Germantown; Rockville High School.

Contact: 240-777-4200.

Prince George's County:

-- What: Elementary school vaccinations.

When: Launching broadly Oct. 19.

-- What: Walk-in clinics for CDC priority groups.

When: Starting Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to noon, each Thursday.

Where: Prince George 's County Health Department Immunization Clinic, Cheverly Health Center, 3003 Hospital Dr., Cheverly.

Contact: 888-561-4049.

VIRGINIA

Fairfax County:

-- What: Mass vaccination clinics targeting children 6 months to 18 years old.

When: Oct. 24 and 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Ten Fairfax County public school sites: Franklin, Frost, Glasgow, Hughes, Key, Kilmer, Liberty, Longfellow and Sandburg middle schools and South County Secondary School.

-- What: Walk-in vaccinations offered first to CDC priority groups.

When: Starting Oct. 26.

Where: Health department district offices, community health sites.

Alexandria:

-- What: Vaccinations in the public schools, moving from lower to higher grades as more vaccine comes in.

When: Starting the week of Oct. 19.

Details: Consent forms going home this week.

-- What: Vaccinations for other groups.

When: Dates to be determined when vaccine supplies increase; weekends sometime in November.

Where: Locations throughout city still being set.

Prince William County:

-- What: Vaccinations in Manassas City elementary schools and one alternative high school.

When: Starting Oct. 19.

-- What: Vaccinations in Manassas City middle and high schools.

When: Starting Oct. 26.

Other Prince William school systems and other priority groups will use a pair of general sites:

-- Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Rd.

Ongoing: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m.

-- Hillendale Fire House, 13511 Hillendale Dr., Dale City.

When: Starting Oct. 21, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m.

Arlington County:

-- What: First large campaign will focus on small children.

When: Earliest start date will be Oct. 26 unless supplies and parental consents come in faster than expected.

Loudoun County:

-- What: Vaccination campaign for school-age children, beginning in lower grades.

When: Starting Oct. 16.

Where: Private and public schools.

Contact: Virginia Department of Health, 877-ASK-VDH3.

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