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Story from the Field

Name of Health Department/Agency: Pinellas County Health Department
State: FL
Date Added: 01/04/2010
Themes: Vaccine Supply and Distribution
Issue Summary: LHD in Florida collaborates with places of worship for H1N1 vaccine distribution
Description of Issue(s): In a move to make it even easier to get the H1N1 flu vaccine, Florida residents can get the shot where they worship thanks to the Pinellas County Health Department.
Actions taken to address the issue(s): Health department workers set up shop Sunday morning at Bethel Community Baptist Church in St. Petersburg.

The event was held at the church but was open to the community. The health department urged everyone to get the shot, especially after an increase in respiratory illness in the community.

Throughout January and the first two weeks of February, county residents can get either the H1N1 flu shot or the nasal H1N1 Flu Mist vaccine for free. The shots are available to all people of all ages who live in Pinellas County. Other locations will be added as more dates are confirmed. Sunday faith community clinics will currently run from Jan. 3 to Feb. 14, 2010.

Outcomes that resulted from actions taken: N/A

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