H1N1 Flu Shots Available On Campus
Augustana will host an H1N1 flu vaccination clinic in the Morrison Commons (Back Alley) on Tuesday, December 15, from 1:00-6:00 p.m. This public health event is sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Health along with Sanford Health, Avera Health and Regional Health. This December 15 flu clinic is the College’s second major opportunity for students to receive H1N1 flu vaccine this fall semester. H1N1 flu shots are completely voluntary, and there is no charge for the vaccination. Because the vaccine is being made available free of charge by the SD Department of Health, this flu clinic is open to the public.
Augustana urges everyone to receive flu shots as an effective measure to prevent the spread of flu-like-illnesses. This is a particularly important time for students to be immunized as most will be travelling over the holiday break—including many students who will be travelling and studying abroad during January Term and Spring Semester.
The College reminds students that seasonal flu shots are also available on-campus at Student Health & Counseling Services. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend that any individual who previously suffered from a suspected case of H1N1 without a lab confirmation should still receive the H1N1 vaccine.
Flu shots offered on December 15 are available to everyone. Effective December 14, all South Dakotans are eligible to receive the H1N1 vaccine. As more H1N1 vaccination clinics are scheduled, they will be posted at www.augie.edu/flu and on South Dakota’s Department of Health Web site, http://h1n1.sd.gov.
To speed up the vaccination process on Tuesday, December 15, you are encouraged to complete the “Flu Vaccination Clinic Information Form” and bring the completed form to the flu clinic. Blank forms will also be available on Tuesday in the Back Alley.
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