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H1N1 Flu Clinics Announced for Residence Hall Students

Posted Nov, 2, 2009

The university has been able to acquire its first shipment of the H1N1 vaccine and has scheduled clinics for vaccinating residence hall students. The shipment received was entirely the flu-mist form and therefore requires some additional screening to ensure that it may be safely administered.

Similar to the seasonal flu clinics held on campus, the H1N1 flu vaccine will be offered first to residence hall students. Since residence hall students live in close proximity with others and the flu is a highly communicable disease that spreads person to person, these students are our first priority to receive the H1N1 flu vaccine.

H1N1 flu clinics for residence hall students will be held at the Eastway Private Dining Room on:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residence hall students should register in advance for a time slot by going to the following site: https://www.uhs.kent.edu/osh/. Dependent on supply, walk-ins may be welcome. There will be no cost to receive the vaccine.

Live, attenuated intranasal vaccine (or LAIV) is sprayed into the nose. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that the H1N1 flu-mist vaccine be given to healthy people between the ages of 2 and 49. Individuals who are pregnant, or who have a chronic health problem (i.e., asthma, heart disease, kidney or liver disease, diabetes, etc.) should not get the H1N1 flu-mist vaccine. In addition, individuals who have a severe allergy to eggs should not get the vaccine.  

Additional important information about the flu-mist form of the vaccine can be viewed at http://www.kent.edu/flu/faculty/upload/H1N1-VIS-2009.pdf.

When the university receives additional shipments of the H1N1 vaccine, we will schedule additional flu vaccine clinics. Please continue to regularly check the university’s flu site at http://www.kent.edu/flu for news and updates, including the scheduling of future H1N1 flu vaccine clinics.

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