H1N1 Injectable Vaccine Clinic Nov. 11 on WIU-Macomb Campus
November 9, 2009
MACOMB, IL -- Western Illinois University's Beu Health Center will offer an injectable H1N1 vaccine clinic (to obtain the H1N1 "flu shot") 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 in the University Union Algonquin Room; however, the vaccine will be administered only to "high risk" WIU students, faculty and staff who meet the following requirements:
- Pregnant women;
- People who live with or care for infants younger than 6 months of age;
- Healthcare and emergency medical personnel;
- Persons 18-24 years of age;
- Persons from 25-64 years of age with certain chronic medical conditions (asthma, heart disease, etc.) or a weakened immune system.
Qualifying individuals must present a current WIU ID. The injectable H1N1 vaccine, which is offered at no cost, will be provided on a first come, first served basis. The nasal spray is available for those who do not suffer from chronic medical conditions and meet the criteria for getting the mist. (See "H1N1 Nasal Spray Clinic Nov. 10," at wiu.edu/newsrelease.sphp?release_id=7694.)
If you do not fall into the above-listed groups, please wait until further notification about when to get vaccinated. For more information, contact Beu Health Center at (309) 298-1888.
More information about the H1N1 injectable vaccine is available at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-inact-h1n1.pdf.