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2009 H1N1 Vaccine Information 

What is the best way to prevent H1N1 flu?

Vaccination is one of the ways to reduce seasonal and H1N1 flu and the serious complications associated with flu. Keep in mind that receiving the vaccination is not a guarantee that you won't still get the flu. Reports indicate that those who receive the vaccine and do become ill will have less severe symptoms.

Is there a 2009 H1N1 vaccine?

Hudson Health Center offer seasonal flu as well as H1N1 flu vaccines at a clinic on Thursday, Jan. 28. The shots will be given from 8 a.m. until noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. in Hudson Health Center 101. Seasonal flu vaccines are free to all benefits-eligible employees. The H1N1 vaccine is free to faculty, staff and students.

After the scheduled clinic, the H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines will be available by request for faculty, staff and students during Hudson's normal business hours. The seasonal flu vaccine is free to all benefits eligible employees and to students on the WellBeing plan; all other students will be charged $25. The H1N1 vaccines are free to all faculty, staff and students.

The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Community Health Programs will be providing free H1N1 vaccines for Athens community members during their weekly clinics in Parks Hall 014 on Tuesdays from 1 to 5:30 p.m. and on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

The Athens City/County Health Department will also be offering clinics. Click here or call 740-592-4431 for more information or appointments.

Will the 2009 H1N1 vaccine protect me from all the various flu viruses circulating this fall?

No. It will protect you from 2009 H1N1 only. You should also get the seasonal flu vaccination.

Will the vaccine be available to students?

Yes. Ohio University is making the vaccine available to students.

How much will the 2009 H1N1 vaccine cost?

Ohio University will provide the vaccine FREE OF CHARGE to the university students, faculty, staff and family members.

How will I know when the 2009 H1N1 vaccine is available to me?

Vaccination clinic dates and times will be posted on the university's H1N1 Web site at www.ohio.edu/h1n1 and on Outlook when they become available.