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Sentara Collaborates with Hampton and Peninsula Health Districts to Offer H1N1 Vaccine to Community 

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— Free H1N1 Flu Vaccination Clinics —

December 21, 2009 – Hampton, Va. – Nurses from Sentara CarePlex Hospital and Sentara Port Warwick volunteer their time to vaccinate area residents at free H1N1 flu clinics on the Peninsula.

“This is the first public-private collaboration we've been involved with to vaccinate the community,” says S. William Berg, MD, MPH, Hampton Health District Director. “Sentara is helping us quickly offer this important vaccine to the community,” he continues.

Following an announcement by Virginia Commissioner of Health Karen Remley, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.A.P., H1N1 vaccine at the following flu clinics will be offered widely to the community at large. Previously, the Virginia Department of Health administered vaccine according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to priority groups including:

Pregnant women
Family and caregivers for children younger than 6 months old
Health care workers and emergency services personnel
Anyone 6 months to 24 years old
Anyone 25 through 64 years with chronic medical conditions including people with blood disorders (including sickle cell disease), chronic lung disease like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes; heart disease except hypertension; liver, kidney, neurological and neuromuscular disorders; weakened immune systems; or people younger than 19 on long-term aspirin therapy.

“Vaccination is the best tool we have for preventing flu. By offering the H1N1 vaccine, we're helping families protect themselves from this disease,” says Debra Flores, Sentara CarePlex Hospital administrator.

“December is not too late to get vaccinated. The flu season runs through April, and it's particularly important to protect children under age 18 and pregnant women by vaccinating them,” Berg added.

Free H1N1 Vaccination Clinics

Hampton River Medical Arts Building, on Sentara CarePlex Hospital Campus
4000 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, Virginia 23666
December 28 - 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
January 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 Sentara Port Warwick located off Jefferson Avenue in Newport News
Port Warwick II, 2nd Floor conference room
1031 Loftis Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23606
January 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Hampton Health and Peninsula Health Districts also offer H1N1 vaccines from the following offices:

Victoria Center
3130 Victoria Blvd
Hampton, Virginia 23661.
Call: 311 (in Hampton) or (757) 727-8311 to confirm hours.

LaSalle Center
1320 LaSalle Avenue
Hampton, VA 23669-3801
Call 311 (in Hampton) or (757) 727-8311 to confirm hours.

J. Clyde Morris Center
416 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.,
Newport News, VA 23601
Call (757) 594-7305 to confirm hours


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