Health Briefs

November 29, 2009

Free H1N1 vaccine to be distributed at schools

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health and the county school system are partnering to administer H1N1 vaccine in nine area schools.

Vaccinations will be administered to the following target groups as identified by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: pregnant women; those between 6 months and 24 years old; people who live with or care for children younger than 6 months; health care and emergency medical services personnel; and people ages 25 to 64 who have chronic health disorders or compromised immune systems.

Clinics will be open 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. No one may arrive to line up for a vaccine before 3 p.m. the day of the clinic.

Tuesday:

* Chesapeake High School, 4798 Mountain Road, Pasadena

* South River High School, 201 Central Avenue East, Edgewater

* Broadneck High School, 1265 Green Holly Drive, Arnold

Wednesday:

* Northeast High School, 1121 Duvall Highway, Pasadena

* Old Mill High School, 600 Patriot Lane, Millersville

* Annapolis High School, 2700 Riva Road, Annapolis

Thursday:

* Arundel High School, 1001 Annapolis Road, Gambrills

* North County High School, 10 E. First Ave., Glen Burnie

* Southern High School, 4400 Solomons Island Road, Harwood

Clinics will be held based on vaccine availability. There will be no make-up dates if a clinic is canceled for any reason.

For additional information, go to the AACPS Web site at aacps.org, the Department of Health's Website at aahealth.org or call the flu information line at 410-222-7343.

Tobacco-free kids

2010 Tobacco-Free Kids Week Planning Kits can be reserved now. Schools and community groups can reserve Activity Planning Kits from the Anne Arundel County Department of Health. Kits will be mailed in December and can be requested from the Learn to Live Line at 410-222-7979 or ordered from the Tobacco-Free Kids Week page on the Smoking Stinks Web site, smokingstinks.org. The county's 15th annual Tobacco-Free Kids Week is Feb. 22 to 28.

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