Yamhill County Public will conduct H1N1 influenza vaccination clinics at district schools in early November. Children from 6 months to 24 years of age are considered at risk for the H1N1 virus and are part of the target group to receive the vaccine soon after it becomes available.
Children will not be not be vaccinated without signed parental consent. Parents can expect to receive information from the Public Health Department including a consent forms within the next week. The information will be available online as soon as it is available.
Vaccination clinics will be held at all public and at private schools. Some clinics may extend hours to vaccinate other members of the target group, which includes pregnant women, household contacts and caregivers for children younger than six months old, people from six months - 24 years of age and persons 25 - 64 years who have health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications. For a more detailed description of the targeted group, see http://www.flu.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/acd/flu/h1n1flu-subcommittee.shtml#target