SUMITTED PRESS RELEASE It is not too late to protect you and your family from H1N1 and vaccinations are now available to the general public. Saint Mary’s Immunization Program will offer H1N1 vaccinations to all age groups and risk factor types on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Meadowood Mall in Reno. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult guardian in order to receive the H1N1 vaccine.
Cost for the H1N1 vaccine at Saint Mary’s one-day clinic is $20, or free to Saint Mary’s HealthFirst and Health Choice members who present their insurance card. In addition, those with Medicare as their primary insurance can receive the vaccine at no charge.
Although the H1N1 vaccine is now available to the general public, Saint Mary’s encourages those most susceptible to complications from H1N1 to receive the vaccination. High risk groups include people aged two to 24, pregnant women, individuals 25-64 with chronic health conditions, healthcare workers and caregivers of children less than 6 months of age.
For the latest information regarding Saint Mary’s H1N1 vaccine clinics, please call the Flu Shot Hotline at 770-3553 and choose option 3.