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H1N1 Flu Vaccine

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Vaccine Availability in San Diego County

With increased H1N1 vaccine availability in San Diego County, the vaccine is available to all individuals who want to be vaccinated. Individuals should contact their health care provider to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine. If your health care provider does not have H1N1 vaccine and has not ordered it, there are additional options to obtain the vaccine listed below.

The H1N1 vaccine is given to you in either a nasal spray or a shot. In general, nasal spray is not given to people with certain ongoing medical problems.  

  • The vaccine will be distributed primarily to doctors, hospitals and medical providers who care for people at highest risk for complications from H1N1 flu.
  • Please check with your medical provider to see if he or she has vaccine available. 

Where to Get Your H1N1 Flu Vaccine

The majority of vaccine in San Diego County has been distributed directly to medical providers.  Please 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, please click on one of the links below to get details of how you, or your child, may get vaccinated. 

  Second Dose of H1N1 Vaccine for Children Less than 10 Years Old

Children 6 months through 9 years old (until they turn 10 years old) need to receive two doses of H1N1 vaccine. Infants younger than 6 months of age are too young to get the 2009 H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines. The CDC recommends that the two doses of 2009 H1N1 vaccine be separated by 3 to 4 weeks.

Parents should bring their children to their children’s regular medical provider for the second dose. If their children’s medical provider does not have H1N1 vaccine (and has not ordered H1N1 vaccine), the second dose may be obtained from a County clinic. It is OK if the second dose of the H1N1 vaccine is given more than 3 to 4 weeks after the first dose – 3 weeks is the shortest recommended time in between the two H1N1 vaccines. While children 6 months through 9 years of age may have some protection against H1N1 infections after the first dose, the most effective protection will come from getting two doses.

 County Public Health Centers

There are six County Public Health Centers and one County Immunization Clinic.  You are encouraged to call your primary care provider to get an H1N1 Influenza vaccine. If your primary care physician did not order vaccine, or you do not have a primary care doctor, vaccines are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the locations below.  

Public Health Center- Central Region

5202 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105
Phone: (619) 229-5400

Monday and Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  (flu vaccines only)


VIP Immunizations Clinic

3177A Ocean View Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92113
Phone: (619) 595-4452

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.


Public Health Center- North Central

5055 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: (858) 573-7300

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
No services provided on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Public Health Center- North Coastal

104 S. Barnes
Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone: (760) 967-4401

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (No services provided 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. the third Thursday of every month)


Public Health Center - South

690 Oxford Street
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Phone: (619) 409-3110

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Public Health Center – East

855 E. Madison
El Cajon, CA 92020
Phone: (619) 441-6500

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  


Public Health Center- North Inland

606 East Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: (760) 740-4000

Monday, Friday:  8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

 County Vaccination Events

The County has held a number of large-scale vaccination events.  No additional events are scheduled at this time. 

 Community Clinics

Many private community clinics located throughout San Diego County will have extended hours and special vaccine clinics for people who want to get vaccinated against H1N1 flu.  Clinics will be listed here when scheduled.

 School-Located Vaccination Clinics

The Health and Human Services Agency is working with some local public and private schools to provide H1N1 flu vaccine at selected school locations.  It is expected that most of these school-located vaccination clinics will be available only for students in attendance at the schools.  School personnel will contact parents if H1N1 flu vaccine will be available at their children’s schools.  Parents are asked not to call school or district offices to ask about vaccine availability.  

More information:

County H1N1 Flu Information
San Diego Immunization Branch

From the CDC
General H1N1 Vaccine Information
Questions and Answers about H1N1 Vaccines
Key Facts About H1N1 Vaccines


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