Mass H1N1 vaccination clinic scheduled for Tuesday

High-risk San Francisco residents whose healthcare providers have not ordered or received the H1N1 swine flu vaccine will have the opportunity to get vaccinated for free on Tuesday.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health has spent weeks planning for Tuesday’s mass vaccination clinic at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Officials said the clinic has been designed to allow for swift service so that folks won’t have to wait for hours in long lines.

In late October, residents waited in lines that curled around city blocks to receive vaccines at nine smaller clinics scattered around The City.

Around 16,000 doses are expected to be doled out on Tuesday to high-risk groups between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., DPH officials said.

High-risk groups include pregnant women, young people ages 6 months to 24 years old, healthcare and emergency responders and adults through 64 years old with flu-exacerbating medical conditions.

Also, children under 10 years old who need their second dose of H1N1 vaccine are encouraged to show up, though they must have received their first dose prior to Dec. 1, DPH said.

“This event is a true public health effort that will help protect not just those who get the vaccine, but will keep the virus from spreading,” said Susan Fernyak, DPH director of communicable disease control and prevention.

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