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Old 02-02-2010, 08:43 PM   #1
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I have been away from home base since the sale of our home in December and won't be back north until late April or into May. When I left there was no H1N1 vaccine available. Now I understand that it is more widely available. Where would one get vaccinated when on the road? I really would like the vaccine. I had pneumonia a couple of months ago and it was really hard on me. I do not need to get the flu.

I will be in California in a couple of weeks, based in Long Beach. FWIW.
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I have been away from home base since the sale of our home in December and won't be back north until late April or into May. When I left there was no H1N1 vaccine available. Now I understand that it is more widely available. Where would one get vaccinated when on the road? I really would like the vaccine. I had pneumonia a couple of months ago and it was really hard on me. I do not need to get the flu.

I will be in California in a couple of weeks, based in Long Beach. FWIW.
Usually you can go into a Walgreen"s or Safeway or Kroger and get it on the spot for $20 or so. I think in SoCal Lucky's is a large chain, but any large pharmacy/grocery chain should work for you.

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I have been away from home base since the sale of our home in December and won't be back north until late April or into May. When I left there was no H1N1 vaccine available. Now I understand that it is more widely available. Where would one get vaccinated when on the road? I really would like the vaccine. I had pneumonia a couple of months ago and it was really hard on me. I do not need to get the flu.

I will be in California in a couple of weeks, based in Long Beach. FWIW.
Just seen RiteAid in CA run an add today offering H1N1 shots.
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:32 PM   #4
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Martha, try calling the local county health departments, and then the local hospital. Many received too much too late this year and are happy to oblige. I am not sure if you need to be a resident for the former, but not so for hospitals.

Still a good idea to get it done, if a wee bit late .
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.....When I left there was no H1N1 vaccine available. Now I understand that it is more widely available. Where would one get vaccinated when on the road? I really would like the vaccine. I had pneumonia a couple of months ago and it was really hard on me. I do not need to get the flu.

I will be in California in a couple of weeks, based in Long Beach. FWIW.
These are Walgreens in Long Beach that give the H1N1 vaccinations:
600 Long Beach Blvd.
3339 E. Anaheim St.
2627 Pacific Ave.
3570 Atlantic Ave.
6310 Pacific Coast Hwy.

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Martha, are you on an extended road trip?
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Here in the Rio Grande Valley I've been seeing signs for the H1N1 vaccine on signs posted at the HEB (major regional grocery chain) checkout counters. So I don't think you'll have any trouble getting the vaccine down here.

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Thanks everyone. Yup Brewer, extended road trip until May. I'm even filing an extension for taxes.
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Martha, I just got my H1N1 at the local public health clinic. No residency required, and it was free (also painless, as I got the FluMist). They are only offering it at a twice-a-week clinic, though, and will only have it for another couple of weeks.

Our local Walgreen's has it for $20.

If you can call the local health department where you are now, you might be able to get one tomorrow.
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Yesterday I did call the local health department and hospital where I am, they already stopped doing clinics and said go see your primary care doctor. (Yeah, 600 miles away). When I am out of this small town I'll start hunting.
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Yesterday I did call the local health department and hospital where I am, they already stopped doing clinics and said go see your primary care doctor. (Yeah, 600 miles away). When I am out of this small town I'll start hunting.
Here the counties are having clinics, it's free and you don't have to be a resident.

see: flu.gov to locate H1N1
it showed me ~10 local drugstores and pharmacies
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