The H1N1 flu vaccination clinic scheduled for Wednesday,
Dec. 9 at Vermillion High School has been postponed due to weather.
It has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at
Vermillion High School.
Vaccinations are being offered only to tier 1 and 2 individuals as identified by the
Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
- pregnant women.
- *children 6 months ‐ 18 years of age.
- young adults 19 – 24 years of age.
- adults 25 ‐ 64 years of age with chronic health conditions.
- caregivers of children less than 6 months of age.
- healthcare and emergency medical services workers (note – employees from
these fields must bring their employee ID badge to the event for identification
*Note ‐ children under the age of 10 vaccinated with their first H1N1 dose before
Nov. 19 are eligible to receive their second H1N1 dose at this event.
H1N1 vaccination is completely voluntary, and there is no charge for the
vaccination. The CDC recommends that an individual who previously suffered
from a suspected case of H1N1 without a lab confirmation should still receive the
There is currently a limited supply of vaccine, and vaccine is currently only
available to those who are at the highest risk for contracting H1N1. As more
H1N1 vaccination clinics are scheduled, they will be posted on the South Dakota
Department of Health web site, http://h1n1.sd.gov.
To speed up the vaccination process, parents and participants are encouraged to
go online to www.vermillion.k12.sd.us and print out the "Flu Vaccination Clinic
Information Form" necessary to get the shots and bring the completed form to
Wednesday's clinic. Blank forms will also be available at the event.
The vaccine is being provided by the federal government and vaccination clinics
are being administered statewide by the South Dakota Department of Health in
partnership with Avera Health, Sanford Health and Regional Health.