University to hold H1N1 vaccine clinic
Oct 21, 2009
Ohio University will hold its first 2009 H1N1 vaccination clinic for priority group* members of Ohio University students, faculty, staff and dependents on Sunday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Nelson Dining Hall. Participants can park in Lot 79. Signs will be posted.
The university recently received a first shipment of 500 doses of injectable 2009 H1N1 vaccine. The shipment does not include the mist vaccine.
*Priority groups as defined by the Centers for Disease Control include the following:
- Pregnant women
- Household contacts and caregivers for children younger than 6 months of age
- Healthcare workers and medical service personnel including medical students
- Children 6 months through 4 years of age
- Individuals with the following high risk factors:
- chronic pulmonary (including asthma),
- cardiovascular (excluding hypertension),
- renal, hepatic,
- hematologic, or metabolic (e.g., diabetes) disorders;
- immunosuppression, including that caused by medications or HIV;
- long-term aspirin therapy
There is no pre-registration and no charge for this vaccination clinic. In order to protect those in the community who the CDC has determined are most vulnerable first, please do not come to this clinic if you are not a member of the above groups. Vaccine from this supply will be administered to priority group recipients on a first come, first served basis.
Future clinics will be scheduled as additional supplies of the vaccine become available. The university will make available information on the dates and times for those clinics. Please continue to visit the university?s H1N1 Web site at www.ohio.edu/h1n1.
H1N1 Web site: http://www.ohio.edu/h1n1/
Published: Oct 21, 2009 3:07 PM