Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The regional health department will hold a clinic at Dayton High School.
The Westfield Regional Health Department, which covers Springfield as well as other area municipalities, has announced three H1N1 vaccination clinics for January, warning residents that New Jersey may not have seen the worst of the H1N1 virus. Health Officer Megan Avallone said the clinics, which are open to everyone, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Deerfield School in Mountainside; on Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 9 - 11 p.m. at the New Providence Senior Center and on Thursday, Jan. 21 from 5 - 8 p.m. at Jonathan Dayton High School in Springfield. An increase in vaccine production from pharmaceutical companies is allowing the department to have more vaccine on hand than at previous clinics. "We have plenty," Avallone said of …
Monday, December 7, 2009
Vaccinations are available until 5:30
The Westfield Regional Health Department on 425 East Broad Street in Westfield is offering free H1N1 vaccines to anyone who wants them today until 5:30 pm. The regional health department, which covers several area municipalities, including Springfield, offered several H1N1 vaccination sessions in November. Over 1,200 people received the vaccine at a clinic at Westfield high school held last month. Health officials warn that people allergic to eggs or who have egg sensitivities should not receive the vaccine; the health department warns such people may become sick with fever.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Health Department reports no problems in running of clinic.
The Westfield Regional Health Department, which covers Springfield and other towns, vaccinated 1,251 people during the H1N1 vaccination clinic Tuesday night at the high school. In contrast to a seasonal flu clinic in Garwood which was overrun with more individuals than vaccine with chaos occurring amongst those waiting in line, the clinic moved smoothly with waits of 45 minutes occurring in the most extreme cases. Health Officer Megan Avallone said the department succeeded in providing a smooth running clinic. "To give that many vaccines in over an hour is phenomenal," Avallone said an hour into the clinic when 750 people had moved through the line. "It's going extremely well." The clinic featured nasal versions of the vaccine, a live …