Student Health Center receives injectable H1N1 vaccine, schedules clinics

November 23, 2009

The Student Health Center at Indiana State University has received a significant supply of H1N1 vaccine - both injections and intranasal - and will conduct a series of immunization clinics next week. Vaccines will be provided to students and university employees at no cost.

Regular operations at the Student Health Center will be suspended during the H1N1 clinics, which will take place at the Health Center during the following dates and times:
• Dec. 1, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
• Dec. 2, 1 - 4 p.m.
• Dec. 3, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
• Dec. 8, 1 - 4 p.m.
• Dec. 9, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
• Dec. 10, 1 - 4 p.m.

Vaccines will also be provided at the Health Center through Wednesday of this week from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. daily. Those requesting a vaccine this week should be prepared to wait as the Health Center will be conducting regular operations. Suspension of other activities during the clinic hours next week will allow the vaccinations to be administered much more quickly.

All current students, faculty, and staff (healthy 18-49 years of age) without underlying or chronic medical conditions are eligible to receive the live attenuated intranasal vaccine (LAIV), also known as the nasal spray vaccine.

All current students, faculty, and staff in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention priority categories, including pregnant women and individuals between 25 and 64 years of age with heart disease, lung disease, asthma, kidney disease, and diabetes are eligible to receive the inactivated
injectable vaccine, also known as the flu shot.

*** Anyone under 18 will need to provide proof of parental consent prior to receiving the vaccine.

 

Story Highlights

In an effort to ensure students and university employees have every opportunity to receive an H1N1 vaccination, the Student Health Center will suspend normal operations to conduct a series of immunization clinics at various times between Dec. 1 - 10.

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