October 12, 2010


SUBJECT:    Additional Flu Vaccination Clinics Have Been Scheduled for
November, Including Some Evening Hours

Now is the time to get vaccinated for influenza. Even healthy children and adults can get very sick from the flu. This year's formula protects against the 3 currently active strains of flu, including H1N1. There are new strains of flu virus every year, so even if you got the H1N1 vaccine last year, health officials recommend everyone over 6 months of age receive a yearly vaccination.

Those at greater risk for serious complications from the flu include the following, and are especially urged to get vaccinated: o People with certain chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, kidney and liver disease, neurological conditions, and immune deficiency.
o Pregnant women
o Healthcare workers and caretakers of children
o People 65 years and older
o Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old

Flu vaccine is free for students with SHIP, or for those with any of the conditions listed above. The vaccine costs $15 for those persons not at high risk who have waived SHIP, and the fee will be billed to your university student account.

No appointment is needed. Walk-in to Student Health Service during the following times:

Tuesday, October 12 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 13 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Monday, October 18 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 20 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Friday, October 22 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Monday, October 25 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday, October 28 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Monday, November 1 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday, November 8 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, November 10 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, November 16 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Thursday, November 18 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Friday, November 19 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Monday, November 22 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday, November 29 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Regina Fleming, MD, MSPH
Student Health Services