H1N1 flu vaccination clinic for Vermillion is rescheduled

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

H1N1 vaccine.


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.

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