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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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.