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We have heard from many pregnant women who have been unable to locate the H1N1 vaccine, even though they are a priority group to be vaccinated. DPH understands your frustration and would like to provide some advice on how you can work together with your health care provider to get vaccinated.

There are over 4,000 healthcare providers in the state who have registered to administer the H1N1 vaccine.  Virtually all obstetrical practices who have registered to administer vaccine have received some quantities of vaccine, with much more to come. If your OB/GYN is registered to receive vaccine,  they have probably already received their first shipment and are now waiting to receive their next allocation. It might make sense to inquire about their plan to offer it to patients when more quantities arrive. 

However, not all obstetrical practices in Massachusetts are registered to receive the vaccine. This poses a problem for women who go to these providers and who wish to be vaccinated. 

If your doctor is not currently registered to administer H1N1 vaccine, you might recommend that they do so through the DPH website at the DPH vaccine provider registry . Registration is fast and easy, and continues to be open for new registrants. You may also ask your provider to refer you to a medical associate who is enrolled to administer the vaccine.

Please remember that while we encourage all residents to utilize the comments section on this blog, DPH will no longer be able to respond to specific questions and comments.

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