Free H1N1 flu vaccines available for students, faculty and staff ages 24 and younger

Officials at the Western Washington University Student Health Center will be dispensing free H1N1 flu nasal spray vaccines from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (or as long as vaccine availability lasts) on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center on campus.

According to regulations from the Whatcom County Health Department, the vaccines are available only for healthy, low-risk students, faculty and staff ages 24 and younger. The H1N1 vaccines are not available for family members of students, faculty or staff.

The vaccines will be given on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 400 people meeting the above requirements. Those who want a vaccine may have to wait in line.

Those who want one of the free vaccines on Tuesday should fill out the screening questionnaire below (H1N1_nasal_consent.pdf) and bring it with them on Tuesday.

For more information, contact the WWU Student Health Center at (360) 650-3400.

To learn more about the H1N1 nasal spray vaccine, please read the 2009 vaccine info sheet below (H1N1_nasal_info.pdf).

For more information about H1N1, please see the university H1N1 Web site at http://emergency.wwu.edu/go/page/1539/29796/.

Monday, October 19, 2009 - 10:06am