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OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma City-County Health Department has announced a section on their Web site titled "Easy Check In" will now be available for those intending to attend H1N1 clinics.

Registration forms for the vaccine can be downloaded, printed and completed by hand to be handed in at the desired flu clinic. Forms are available at http://www.occhd.org/health/h1n1/test.

According to Gary Cox, Director of the health department, “This is a way of reducing the amount of time the public must wait to get the H1N1 vaccine. We want to encourage everyone to get the vaccine when the vaccine becomes available to them.”

Upcoming Clinics:

Saturday November 14th Star Spencer High School, 3001 N. Spencer Rd, Spencer

Douglass Mid-High School, 900 M.L. King, Oklahoma City

Saturday November 21st Northwest Classen High School, 2801 NW 27th, Oklahoma City

All clinics will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All clinics will follow new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Oklahoma State Department of Health guidelines and will be open only to the following priority groups:

• Pregnant women

• Children, adolescents and young adults ages 6 months – 24 years

• All healthcare and emergency medical services personnel

• Any person who lives with, or provides care for, infants aged less than 6 months (e.g., parents, siblings, grandparents and daycare providers)

• Persons 25-64 years who have medical conditions that put them at higher risk for influenza-related complications.

Immunizations are free of charge from the health department; however donations will be accepted.

For information on both seasonal and H1N1 influenza please call 419-4123 or visit the OCCHD Web site.