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Five More Deaths Among H1N1 Cases

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December 9, 2009

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) reports five additional people have died and tested positive for H1N1. This does not mean H1N1 has been determined to be the cause of death, which is established by the attending physician or the Medical Examiner. The deceased are:

  • A 36-year-old female with underlying medical conditions
  • A 54-year-old male with underlying medical conditions
  • An 11-year-old female with underlying medical conditions
  • A 16-year-old female with underlying medical conditions
  • A 54-year-old female with underlying medical conditions

The total number of people who have tested positive for H1N1 and died locally is 52. Forty-five individuals were San Diego County residents while the other seven were non-residents visiting our community at the time of their death. San Diego County has had 713 hospitalized cases of H1N1 to date.

H1N1 Vaccine Update

County residents are urged to call their regular medical provider to schedule an appointment for the H1N1 vaccine. Currently, County clinics and health care providers throughout San Diego County have limited types and supply of vaccine. Additional doses of vaccine will continue to arrive in our community. H1N1 vaccine is also available at many colleges and universities. Students are encouraged to contact their college’s health center to get vaccinated. The vaccine is prioritized for use in the CDC priority groups:

  • Pregnant women
  • Household contacts of infants less than 6 months old
  • Children and young adults 6 months to 24 years of age
  • Adults 25-64 years old with chronic medical conditions
  • Health care workers

The vaccine will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. If your medical provider has not ordered H1N1 vaccine, and you are within the priority groups listed above, visit our H1N1 Vaccine page or call 2-1-1 for hours of operation and types of vaccine available at County sites.

More information:

County H1N1 flu information

CDC H1N1 flu information

Call 2-1-1

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