Free H1N1 Vaccine Now Available At “The Clinic At Walmart”

02/11/2010

Free H1N1 vaccine is now available at “The Clinic At Walmart” in Bangor and Brewer locations. Anyone interested in receiving vaccine may simply go to the clinic, no appointment is necessary. In Bangor, the convenient care clinic is located in the Walmart Supercenter at 900 Stillwater Avenue and, in Brewer, the clinic is located in the Walmart Supercenter off Wilson Street.

These clinics are open for walk-in service Monday – Friday from 10 am – 8 pm, Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm, and on Sundays from 12 – 6 pm.

The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (MeCDC) is advising all Maine residents to get vaccinated. Although H1N1 activity has declined in Maine, it is still causing illness, hospitalization and additional death.

Infectious disease experts believe that there may be a resurgence of this virus as early as next month. While the MeCDC advises vaccine for everyone, high-risk individuals who have not yet been vaccinated are urged to seek the vaccine as soon as possible.
These high-risk patients include:
  • Pregnant women and recently pregnant women
  • Caregivers and household members of infants younger than 6 months old
  • All people 6 months through 24 years of age
  • People ages 25 through 64 with underlying medical conditions, including COPD, asthma, chronic heart disease (except hypertension), kidney disease, liver disease, cognitive disability, neurologic/neuromuscular, blood disorder, metabolic disorders (including diabetes) or compromised immune systems (including HIV, organ transplant, people undergoing chemotherapy)
  • First and second doses for school children (only children 9 years of age and younger require two doses)
  • Healthcare and emergency medical services (EMS) workers
The Clinic at Walmart” is operated by a subsidiary of Eastern Maine Medical Center