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San Juan Basin Health to offer Nov. 17 H1N1 vaccination clinic

San Juan Basin Health Department in Pagosa Springs is holding a walk-in clinic from 1 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17,?for individuals in special population groups to receive their H1N1 vaccination. Individuals from the following groups are eligible:

• Children 6 months to 24 years old;

• Health care professionals;

• Caregivers of children under 6 months;

• Pregnant women;

• Teachers;

• Adults (up to age 64) with chronic high risk health conditions including: diabetes; chronic respiratory conditions; immune compromised persons; those on aspirin therapy; cancer; severe neurologic conditions (MS, muscular dystrophy).

?Individuals in these groups can also schedule an appointment for any Monday by calling 264-2409, Ext. 33.

The H1N1 vaccinations are free.? Individuals can choose to make a voluntary donation toward covering the cost of administering these vaccines if they wish.

Please note that as more vaccine becomes available, we will be getting it to populations in our community.

For more information and resources on H1N1, visit our Web site: www.sjbhd.org.