H1N1 Vaccines Available at Tech This Week
Posted November 9, 2009 | Atlanta, GA
After receiving its initial shipment of the H1N1 vaccine at the end of last week, Georgia Tech will begin delivering injections this week to students, faculty and staff 18 years old and older. Students who are in CDC-identified targeted priority groups listed below can contact the health center at https://www.myappointment.health.gatech.edu to schedule to receive the H1N1 vaccine at Stamps Health Services starting November 10. If you have further questions email email@example.com.
Members of the priority groups include:
- Pregnant women
- People who live with or care for infants younger than 6 months of age
- Healthcare and emergency medical services personnel with direct patient contact
- People with chronic health disorders or compromised immune systems
All students, faculty and staff 18 years old and older will have the opportunity to receive the vaccine beginning Wednesday, November 11. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Stamps Health Center personnel will administer vaccines at the Crescent Room of the Student Center. Those interested may register online at the Stamps Web site, similar to signing up for seasonal flu shots across campus. Walk-ups will be accepted at the site, as time and resources permit. While the H1N1 vaccine is free, recipients will need to show their BuzzCards.
Health Services Director Jon Baker says the vaccine is made from inactive (non-living) virus samples, and only one shot is required. "Because of the type of vaccine we were given, we are only able to provide it to those 18 and older," said Baker. He also stressed that there is no required waiting period between the seasonal flu shot and the H1N1 vaccine. "We still encourage those who have not received the seasonal flu shot to do so. We will also have it available at the clinics for those who want to receive it."
Two additional H1N1 Flu Shot Clinics are scheduled for next week. "We've set up additional days at the Student Center," he said. The following dates have been scheduled in the Student Center:
- November 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, in the Ballroom
- November 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 301
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