The Hays County Personal Health Department, following suggested Texas Department of State Health Services guidelines, is now offering the H1N1 vaccine to anyone who wants it.
Officials recommend that persons check first with their usual health care provider about vaccine availability, as the Health Department is considered a “safety net” for those who do not have a health care provider or who are uninsured or underinsured. There is a flu vaccine locator service available at www.TexasFlu.org to help locate providers with vaccine.
The Hays County PHD H1N1 vaccine clinic, located at 705 W. Hopkins St. (RR 12), Suite 112, in San Marcos, provides only the H1N1 flu vaccine – no other PHD services or vaccines are available there. Clinic hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Health Department also offers the vaccine during its monthly immunization clinic in Dripping Springs, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at the Precinct 4 Building, 195 Roger Hanks Pkwy. All PHD clinics are closed during County holidays. For more information about the H1N1 vaccination, contact the clinic at 512-393-5580.