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H1N1 Flu Vaccine

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December 29, 2009 

Vaccine Availability in San Diego County

Through December 24, orders for 1,061,830 doses of H1N1 Flu Vaccine have been filled for San Diego County.  With increased H1N1 vaccine availability in San Diego County, the vaccine will be made available to all individuals who want to be vaccinated.  Individuals should contact their health care provider to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine.  If your health care provider does not have H1N1 vaccine and has not ordered it, there are additional options to obtain the vaccine listed below.

The H1N1 vaccine is given to you in either a nasal spray or a shot. In general, nasal spray is not given to people with certain ongoing medical problems.  

  • The vaccine will be distributed primarily to doctors, hospitals and medical providers who care for people at highest risk for complications from H1N1 flu.
  • Please check with your medical provider to see if he or she has vaccine available. 

Non-Safety Related H1N1 Nasal Vaccine Recall

Status of doses of H1N1 Nasal vaccine from recalled lots in San Diego County - December 28, 2009 10 a.m.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reported 27,200 doses of nasal vaccine from the recalled lots were shipped to providers in San Diego County. Of these, 3,200 doses were shipped to the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and the remaining 24,000 doses were shipped directly to private providers. All of the doses shipped to HHSA were administered to individuals when the potency (strength) was adequate. HHSA has 130 doses of H1N1 nasal vaccine from one of the recalled lots in the warehouse. These doses were received from a community provider and will be returned to the manufacturer. Updated information on the number of recalled vaccine doses received in the county will be posted here when it is received from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

Questions and Answers about the H1N1 Nasal Vaccine Recall (CDC)

H1N1 Pediatric Vaccine Recall

Status of doses of H1N1 vaccine from recalled lots in San Diego County - December 16, 2009 8 a.m.

According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), 159 providers across the State received 47,800 doses of vaccine from one of the four lots being recalled.  CDPH reports that providers in San Diego received 4,900 doses of H1N1 vaccine from the product being voluntarily recalled.

  • Each of the County’s seven clinics received and administered 100 doses from the lots that were recalled (700 total). The doses were received on November 30.
  • An additional 500 doses received by the County were set aside from doses received December 2 to be used in schools of which 220 were administered– of these 280 remain in inventory with the County and will be returned per the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • The CDPH reports that the remaining 3,700 doses were distributed to private providers in San Diego County on December 2.

Questions and Answers about the H1N1 Pediatric Vaccine Recall (CDC)

Second Dose of H1N1 Vaccine for Children Less than 10 Years Old

Children 6 months through 9 years old (until they turn 10 years old) need to receive two doses of H1N1 vaccine. Infants younger than 6 months of age are too young to get the 2009 H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines. The CDC recommends that the two doses of 2009 H1N1 vaccine be separated by 3 to 4 weeks.

The second dose of H1N1 vaccine will be given to children when there is additional H1N1 vaccine supply in the community. Parents should bring their children to their children’s regular medical provider for the second dose. If their children’s medical provider does not have H1N1 vaccine (and has not ordered H1N1 vaccine), the second dose may be obtained from a County clinic when additional H1N1 vaccine arrives in the community. It is OK if the second dose of the H1N1 vaccine is given more than 3 to 4 weeks after the first dose – 3 weeks is the shortest recommended time in between the two H1N1 vaccines. While children 6 months through 9 years of age may have some protection against H1N1 infections after the first dose, the most effective protection will come from getting two doses.

Where to Get Your H1N1 Flu Vaccine

The majority of vaccine in San Diego County will be distributed directly to medical providers who see patients in the priority groups.  Please contact your medical provider about getting the H1N1 flu vaccine.  If your medical provider does not have vaccine, or you do not have a regular medical provider, please click on one of the links below to get details of how you, or your child, may get vaccinated. 

 County Public Health Centers

There are six County Public Health Centers and one County Immunization Clinic. They currently have limited types and amounts of H1N1 vaccine. You are encouraged to call your primary care provider to get an H1N1 Influenza vaccine. If your primary care physician did not order vaccine, or you do not have a primary care doctor, vaccines are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the locations below.  H1N1 vaccine will be available to all individuals who want it beginning December 22 based on vaccine availability.

Hours
Please see below for each facility's hours of operation. Subsequent hours will be determined based on vaccine availability and demand.  All sites will be closed on December 25 for Christmas and January 1 for New Year's Day.

 

Public Health Center- Central Region

This site has vaccine available for:

5202 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
Phone: (619) 229-5400

  • Individuals unable to obtain vaccine from their regular medical provider.
Monday and Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  (flu vaccines only)

Special hours
Dec. 31: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. only
Closed Jan. 1

 

VIP Immunizations ClinicThis site has vaccine available for:

3177A Ocean View Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92113
Phone: (619) 595-4452

  • Individuals unable to obtain vaccine from their regular medical provider.

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Special hours
Closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1  

 

Public Health Center- North Central

This site has vaccine available for:

5055 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 573-7300

  • Individuals unable to obtain vaccine from their regular medical provider.
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
No services provided on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Special hours
Dec. 31: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. only
Closed Jan. 1

 

Public Health Center- North Coastal

This site has vaccine available for:

104 S. Barnes
Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone: (760) 967-4401

  • Individuals unable to obtain vaccine from their regular medical provider.
Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Special hours
Closed Dec. 31, Jan. 1

 

Public Health Center - South

This site has vaccine available for:

690 Oxford Street
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Phone: (619) 409-3110

  • Individuals unable to obtain vaccine from their regular medical provider.
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Special hours:
Closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1

 

Public Health Center – East

This site has vaccine available for:

855 E. Madison
El Cajon, CA 92021
Phone: (619) 441-6500

  • Individuals unable to obtain vaccine from their regular medical provider.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  

Special hours
Closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1

 

Public Health Center- North Inland

This site has vaccine available for:

606 East Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: (760) 740-4000

  • Individuals unable to obtain vaccine from their regular medical provider.
Monday, Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Special hours
Closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1

 

County Mass Vaccination Clinics

The Health and Human Services Agency is planning vaccination clinics that will be open to the public based on vaccine availability. These clinics will be located throughout the county. If your medical provider does not have vaccine for H1N1 flu, or if you do not have a regular medical provider, you may obtain your vaccine at one of these sites. More details on locations, dates, and hours will be posted here when more information is available.  

Community Clinics

Many private community clinics located throughout San Diego County will have extended hours and special vaccine clinics for people who want to get vaccinated against H1N1 flu.  Scheduled clinics are listed below.  Hours are contingent upon vaccine availability.

Monday, January 4

San Ysidro Health Center
Maternal and Child Health Center
4050 Beyer Blvd.
San Ysidro, 92173
(619) 428-4463
6:00 – 8:00 PM

San Ysidro Health Center
Comprehensive Health Center
3177 Ocean View Blvd.
San Diego, 92113
(619) 231-9300
6:00 – 8:00 PM

Tuesday, January 5

San Ysidro Health Center
Maternal and Child Health Center
4050 Beyer Blvd.
San Ysidro, 92173
(619) 428-4463
6:00 – 8:00 PM

San Ysidro Health Center
Comprehensive Health Center
3177 Ocean View Blvd.
San Diego, 92113
(619) 231-9300
6:00 – 8:00 PM

Wednesday January 6

San Ysidro Health Center
Maternal and Child Health Center
4050 Beyer Blvd.
San Ysidro, 92173
(619) 428-4463
6:00 – 8:00 PM

San Ysidro Health Center
Comprehensive Health Center
3177 Ocean View Blvd.
San Diego, 92113
(619) 231-9300
6:00 – 8:00 PM

Thursday, January 7

San Ysidro Health Center
Maternal and Child Health Center
4050 Beyer Blvd.
San Ysidro, 92173
(619) 428-4463
6:00 – 8:00 PM

San Ysidro Health Center
Comprehensive Health Center
3177 Ocean View Blvd.
San Diego, 92113
(619) 231-9300
6:00 – 8:00 PM

Friday, January 8

San Ysidro Health Center
Maternal and Child Health Center
4050 Beyer Blvd.
San Ysidro, 92173
(619) 428-4463
6:00 – 8:00 PM

San Ysidro Health Center
Comprehensive Health Center
3177 Ocean View Blvd.
San Diego, 92113
(619) 231-9300
6:00 – 8:00 PM

Saturday, January 9

San Ysidro Health Center
Maternal and Child Health Center
4050 Beyer Blvd.
San Ysidro, 92173
(619) 428-4463
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

San Ysidro Health Center
Comprehensive Health Center
3177 Ocean View Blvd.
San Diego, 92113
(619) 231-9300
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

School-Located Vaccination Clinics

The Health and Human Services Agency is working with some local public and private schools to provide H1N1 flu vaccine at selected school locations.  It is expected that most of these school-located vaccination clinics will be available only for students in attendance at the schools.  School personnel will contact parents if H1N1 flu vaccine will be available at their children’s schools.  Parents are asked not to call school or district offices to ask about vaccine availability.  

More information:

County H1N1 Flu Information
San Diego Immunization Branch

From the CDC
General H1N1 Vaccine Information
Questions and Answers about H1N1 Vaccines
Key Facts About H1N1 Vaccines


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