East Providence News

1/21/2010 - H1N1 Clinic

H1N1 Clinic:

East Providence is offering a free public H1N1 vaccination clinic on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at Martin Middle School, 111 Brown Street from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

The clinic is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Children younger than 18 are not eligible to be vaccinated at this clinic.

The vaccination is free and does not require that you present an ID to receive it. However, all participants must sign a consent form to receive the H1N1 vaccine.

The H1N1 flu season is not over and many are still at risk for serious illness from the H1N1 flu. Even if you think you may have had the flu, it is important to receive the H1N1 vaccine. To find out more, go to the RI Department of Health website or call (401) 222-8022.

You can also read the frequently asked questions listed there.

Also you can download consent forms. Filling them out ahead of time and bringing them with you to the clinic will speed up the process and reduce the wait.

Remember to wear clothing that has short sleeves or that you can roll the sleeves up to expose your shoulder the day of the clinic.

Elmer Pina, Affirmative Action Officer for the City of East Providence, will be accepting monetary donations for the relief effort in Haiti and can goods for the local food pantry; they can be dropped off at the clinic.