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ValleyCare schedules H1N1 clinics, beginning Tuesday

Separate events planned for adults, children through Jan. 30

ValleyCare Health System announced it will begin a series of H1N1 vaccination clinics, with its first one slated for this coming Tuesday.

The vaccinations will be given based upon recommended target groups -- pregnant women, household members and caregivers for children 6 months and younger, health care and emergency workers and people 6 months to 24 years old. Cost is $17.

Adult clinics will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29, Jan. 13 and 20 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 16 and 30 at the Occupational Health building, 5565 W. Las Positas Blvd., Ste. 150 in Pleasanton. Family clinics for children 6 months and up will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 5 and 6 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Mobile Health Unit in the Valley Memorial Health Center parking lot, 1111 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore.

The Vaccine for Children Program (VFC) or Medi-Cal will be accepted for children under 18.

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Posted by Jim
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 23, 2009 at 8:59 am

Great to have the clinics. It does seem odd to separate the 18-24 year olds' clinic from the children's. Also why are all the family clinics in Livermore. Why not alternate the groups back and forth?


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Posted by Timothy T
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 23, 2009 at 9:50 am

Jim: The family clinics are done by Pleasanton-Livermore Pediatrics and their Pleasanton offices are being remodeled. Also, their Livermore offices have more space so they can use rooms just for the clinic.


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Posted by Joe
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 23, 2009 at 10:50 am

Oooh, big wow. Kaiser was doing this 2 months ago. Is ValleyCare a little slow or what?


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 23, 2009 at 10:53 am

Kaiser only provided H1N1 to selected populations 2 mths ago. Now, the shots are given to everyone. oooh, little wow joleen...duh


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Posted by Joe
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 23, 2009 at 11:04 am

Kaiser will give the shots to EVERYONE beginning Jan 7 2010. They started giving the shots to the TARGET GROUPS two months ago and ValleyCare is ONLY NOW offering shots to the recommended target groups if the article is correct and not to all adults who want one. So...is ValleyCare a little slow or what?


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 23, 2009 at 11:31 am

Kaiser has been giving H1N1 for quite some time...all one has to do is: 1) scream, 2) threaten to go to arbitration on the basis of high risk, 3) take it to the media and charge racism...duh even "illegals" have been getting the H1N1 shot by coughing and coughing and coughing throughout the ER...it works!

signed,

joleen, hang around the fort at tully's


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Posted by surprised
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 23, 2009 at 11:37 am

cholo, aren't you due back at the Nativity Scene? (Comment deemed inappropriate by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff)


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 23, 2009 at 3:04 pm

now now surpy...no need to be dirty surly...as a NON christian, i respect your holidays...give it another try...tis the season to be jolly...civility never hurts... (Comment deemed inappropriate by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff)tee hee hee, tee hee hee...

signed

joleen


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Posted by Santa's helper
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 23, 2009 at 10:50 pm

Joe from Downtown

Don't be such a hater, Santa doesn't like that. Sounds like you have an ax to grind.

Article is not right. H1N1 is available to everyone, including you. Merry Christmas.


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Posted by Qwerty
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 28, 2009 at 10:43 pm


Has anyone experienced shoulder soreness following these seasonal flue shots? I was quite surprised that my shoulder was sore for about a month after having received the shot. In fact, even TWO months after the fact, I can still feel a sore spot in a particular part of my shoulder if I actively poke it.


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Posted by Kay
a resident of Parkside
on Dec 30, 2009 at 6:09 pm

I am always amused by the number of people who make comments without the facts. ValleyCare has been giving H1N1 immunizations in accordance with the CDC and Alameda County Public Health Departments guidelines since Oct 2009.

As soon as the CDC opened vaccinations up to all groups, ValleyCare was the first to schedule 10 clinics for adults and children, regardless of a persons medical affiliations.
ValleyCare has been vaccinating pediatric patients and pregnant women from the community, regardless of their affiliation, since October 2009, even when their private physicians have been unable to provide the same services.

In regards to Timothy T's posting - just to clarify
Your information is TOTALLY INCORRECT!!!!!
The family clinics ARE NOT done by or affiliated with Pleasanton-Livermore Pediatrics Group. ValleyCare is responsible for the clinics and ordered vaccine for the community.
I doubt the Pleasanton Livermore Pediatrics Group has opened up their vaccination efforts to the community. When I called their office, I was told they are only doing their own patients, not the community at large.

So, perhaps instead of everyone bashing the healthcare system as a whole, perhaps we should applaud them for their efforts.





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