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More Than 4 Million Doses of H1N1 Vaccine Allocated to Pennsylvania Since Start of Vaccination Effort

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 Respiratory Disease News J E 4
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Department of Health Urges All Pennsylvanians to Get Vaccinated

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, has allocated a total of 4,003,100 doses of H1N1 flu vaccine to Pennsylvania to date, the state Department of Health said today.

The vaccine has been distributed to 2,405 certified providers, local health departments, and state health centers.

The Department of Health will offer H1N1 vaccination clinics at 33 locations statewide on Jan. 8 and 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The vaccine will be offered at no charge.

Appointments are required to attend the clinics. Appointments may be made 24 hours a day at www.H1N1inPA.com under "What's Hot." Appointments also may be made by calling 1-877-PA HEALTH (1-877-724-3258), Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.; and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Media contact: Stacy Kriedeman, 717-787-1783

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Health
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