Monday, December 14, 2009

H1N1 Vaccine Available

Columbia Health District Public Health Authority (Public Health) will be holding a H1N1 public vaccination clinic on Tuesday, Dec. 29th, 2009 from 10 AM-2 PM at the St. Helens High School Cafeteria, 2375 Gable Road in St. Helens. Vaccines are now available to everyone in the community who has not already received a vaccine.

Those attending this clinic can expect to wait in line and fill out paperwork for each person with them (such as children) receiving a vaccine. A limited number of vouchers for Columbia County Rider transportation are available by contacting the Public Health office (see contact information below).

Those with health insurance may receive their vaccination now at the following places if they choose:

* OHSU Clinic--Scappoose
* Legacy Clinic--St. Helens
* Dr. Kelly's--St. Helens
* Providence Clinic--Vernonia

Those who are underinsured, are without insurance, or their private providers do not have the H1N1 vaccine on-hand may schedule an appointment at Public Health's office.

To contact Public Health with any questions, please call 503-397-4651.