All WWU students, faculty and staff are now eligible for H1N1 flu shots at campus clinics

Two H1N1 vaccination clinics will be offered this week. The Whatcom County Health Department has removed the restrictions on the vaccine, so it’s now available to all current WWU students and staff.

The clinics will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, and from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, both at the Student Health Center, located on the second floor of the Campus Services building.

Clinics also are being planned for January, but dates, times and locations for those clinics have not yet been set. When information on those January clinics becomes available, it will be posted on the Student Health Center's Web site at http://www.wwu.edu/chw/student_health/vaccine_clinic.shtml.

To schedule an appointment for H1N1 vaccine, members of the WWU community should go to https://www.appointment.com/wwustudenthealthcenter.

Appointments will not be made by phone, and those wanting vaccine should not call the WWU Student Health Center to schedule this appointment. Those getting the vaccine should not arrive early and should plan on spending 30 to 50 minutes total at the clinic, as there is a 15-minute waiting period after receiving the vaccine.

Only current WWU employees and enrolled students are eligible, and anyone attending will need to provide his or her W number for identification.

Those wanting the vaccine should review the appropriate vaccine information sheet to verify they do not have any contraindications to the vaccine and should print and complete the appropriate vaccine consent form found at http://www.wwu.edu/chw/student_health/vaccine_clinic.shtml and have the consent form ready to hand in at the vaccine clinic.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 1:44pm

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