WOODBRIDGE –Woodbridge health officials will administer H1N1 vaccine to Woodbridge public school students age 14 and under with an underlying illness or medical condition tomorrow.
The clinic is scheduled on Friday, Nov. 13 from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Woodbridge Township Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza.
The Woodbridge Township Board of Education and Office of Superintendent advise that public school students who meet the eligibility criteria and who wish to receive the vaccine should plan to attend the Health Department clinic. The vaccination is voluntary. Parents must accompany the child and must complete a consent form. There is no charge for the vaccination.
Health Director Dennis Green noted that the Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services received 1,400 doses of H1N1 vaccine (of the more than 14,000 doses ordered) and is administering the vaccine to at-risk and priority populations as identified by the New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services and the federal CDC.
Priority groups include children under the age of 14, pre-school children, and pregnant women. The Woodbridge Department of Health & Human Services previously provided vaccine to children aged six months to five years, pregnant women and students in non-public schools.
Mayor John E. McCormac and School Superintendent Dr. John Crowe, noted that letters and information regarding the distribution of the H1N1 vaccine to public school students 14 and under was distributed to parents last week. Parents are encouraged to review the information and attend the clinic to have at-risk children vaccinated.
Additional information regarding H1N1 is available via the Woodbridge Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us or by calling the Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Servicers at 1-732-855-0600 x5011.
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