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10,000+ Vaccinated at Mass H1N1 Events

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January 20, 2010

There are no additional H1N1-related deaths to report. San Diego County has had 829 hospitalized cases of H1N1 to date.

The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) vaccinated 10,616 people at five H1N1 mass vaccination events in the past two weekends. The totals by location are:

  • Qualcomm—3,298
  • Escondido—1,622
  • El Cajon—1,605
  • Carlsbad—1,872
  • National City—2,219

“We are very pleased with the response,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H, San Diego County Public Health Officer. “It’s great to see so many San Diego County residents take advantage of the opportunity to get immunized against H1N1.

“We heard many positive and encouraging comments from the public about how well the mass vaccination events were run, and we certainly thank our volunteers and community partners for their help in successfully vaccinating thousands of San Diegans.

“While H1N1 activity is declining, the virus is still in the community, and people should still get vaccinated.”

The H1N1 vaccine is widely available to nearly everyone older than six months of age.  The majority of vaccine in San Diego County has been distributed directly to medical providers.  You should contact your medical provider about getting the H1N1 flu vaccine.  If your medical provider does not have vaccine, or you do not have a regular medical provider, you can call 2-1-1 or visit the County's H1N1 vaccine Web page to learn where you can get vaccinated. The Web site also has information about numerous community clinics operating this Saturday.

More information:

County H1N1 flu information

CDC H1N1 flu information

Call 2-1-1

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