San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency will host a vaccination clinic for the H1N1 virus in Ramona in the performing arts center at Olive Peirce Middle School, 1521 Hanson Lane, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14.
Free flu vaccinations will be provided for any Ramona resident between the ages of 6 months and 18 years. Pregnant women also are eligible for shots at the clinic.
Vaccinations will be given on a schedule based on the last name of the family:
• A-F, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
• G-M, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• N-Z, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
More information about the clinic is on the Ramona Unified School District Web site, www.ramonausd.net. Copies of the consent form that will be required of anyone receiving a vaccination on Saturday are on the district’s Web site.
Dr. Robert Graeff, superintendent of Ramona’s public schools, planned to send a ParentLink phone call in English and Spanish to every household in the district on Tuesday evening.
On Thursday morning, each elementary school was scheduled to receive take-home flyers for students.
A telephone hotline dedicated to the topic of the Nov. 14 vaccination clinic was set up Tuesday afternoon at 760-787-2006. Information about the clinic is available via the hotline, and callers requesting more information are directed to the district Web site or told to leave a message.
In his call to parents, Graeff said the school district has requested additional dates for later this fall for families unable to be at the clinic on Saturday.
“Parents should be aware that children under the age of 10 will need a second dose of the vaccine at least four weeks after the first vaccination,” Graeff states in his call to parents. Adults and children 10 and older require just one dose.