H1N1 Vaccine Clinic Scheduled

Posted on 11/24/2009 10:30:12 AM

The IUP Center for Health and Well-Being has acquired a supply of 2009 H1N1 (Swine) Flu Vaccine for campus use. Both the injectable and the nasal mist versions will be available.

The vaccine will be available free of charge to current IUP students and employees who are members of the priority groups that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified as the first people who should receive the H1N1 flu vaccine. Vaccines will be given on a first-come, first-served basis to these priority groups on Sunday, December 6, 2009, between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in Memorial Field House on campus. Students must bring their I-Card. Employees must bring photo ID. Family members will not be eligible to receive this vaccine.

The targeted populations for the first distribution are those who have the highest risk for acquiring and spreading the H1N1 virus and developing complications. These target groups include:

  • people under the age of twenty-four
  • pregnant women
  • people who live with or care for children younger than six months of age
  • health-care and emergency medical services personnel
  • people twenty-five through sixty-four years of age who are at higher risk for influenza because of chronic health disorders

If you are not sure you should receive an H1N1 flu vaccine, contact your family doctor. To learn more about H1N1 flu and vaccination, visit the CDC website. For questions about the vaccine or the clinic itself, contact the Health Service at 724-357-2550 or health-inquiry@iup.edu.