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Dept. Of Public Health To Offer H1N1 Vaccine To Non-Priority Groups

El Paso, Texas – The City of El Paso Department of Public Health will start offering the H1N1 vaccine to anyone regardless of risk group status.

The Department of Public Health will begin taking H1N1 vaccination appointments next week through its hotline number, 771-5759. The hotline will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 21-Dec. 23. The hotline will close as soon as available appointments are filled or may re-open the following week if additional appointments are available.

The vaccine will be dispensed at five clinics throughout the community.

The City of El Paso’s Department of Public Health Clinics that will offer the vaccines are:

• Henderson 721 S. Mesa

• Northeast 5587 Transmountain

• Ysleta 110 Candelaria

• Westside 5195 Mace

• 5115 El Paso Drive

“Even though there are fewer new cases of H1N1, we urge people to get vaccinated because the pandemic influenza could return at any time” Michael Hill, Department of Public Health Director, said in a news release.

In an effort to further educate the community on the topic of H1N1 Influenza, the city has prepared a half hour program titled “Health Beat El Paso” which answers a wide variety of questions related to the 2009 H1N1 Influenza and will air on the city’s cable channel 15 as well as on-line at:

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