Maine CDC Press Release

February 12, 2010

H1N1, Seasonal Flu Vaccines Available at Basketball Playoffs

Contacts:
Dora Anne Mills, MD, MPH
Director, Maine CDC
(207) 287-3270
or John Martins
Director Employee and Public Communications
(207) 287-5012

AUGUSTA - The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention within the Department of Health and Human Services has announced that flu clinics will be held at the Maine Principal’s Association high school basketball tournament in Augusta.

Clinics will be held February 16-18 and both the H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines will be available.

“Now that plenty of vaccine is available we strongly recommend everyone get vaccinated,’’ said Dr. Dora Anne Mills, Director of the Maine CDC. “Although the H1N1 disease surge is on the decline, this virus is expected to circulate for months, if not years, to come. Now is an excellent time to get vaccinated, especially given the amount of vaccine available,” said Dr. Mills.

The clinics will be held at the Augusta Civice Center, 76 Commmunity Driive, Augusta, in the Penobscot Room. The schedule is:

Feb 17 & 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Seasonal flu and H1N1) Feb 16, 17 & 18 - 5:30- 7 p.m. (H1N1 only)

Those interested in receiving a vaccine should bring their insurance cards, however, the clinics are free for the uninsured. These clinics are provided by Public Health Nursing and Concentra.

For more information about flu, please visit: http://www.maineflu.gov