Counseling and Health Center loosens H1N1 criteria

Updated Monday (Nov. 23) — The Counseling and Health Center informed students late Monday afternoon that anyone between the ages of six months and 24 years of age could receive a free immunization with the H1N1 vaccine, while the current supply lasts. The center had 90 doses of its latest allotment remaining.  Hours are 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 24) and 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday (Nov. 25) in Student Services 1400, on a first-come, first-served basis. Previously, the center had been adhering to stricter priority guidelines that recommended shots only for health care and children’s care providers, or people with underlying medical conditions. Continue with previous post…

Updated Friday afternoon, Nov. 20: UW-Green Bay has received an additional 100 doses of the H1N1 vaccine, reports Amy Henniges, director of the Counseling and Health Center. The vaccine will be provided at no charge on a first-come, first served basis to those who meet state recommended guidelines. The Counseling and Health Center is located in SS 1400 and the hours for campus vaccinations will be 1-3 p.m., Monday (Nov. 23); 9 – 11 a.m., Tuesday (Nov. 24); and 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday (Nov. 25). Continue with previous post…

UW-Green Bay’s Counseling and Health Center has announced to students, faculty and staff that it has an initial supply of 100 doses of the H1N1 vaccine. The doses will be dispensed free on a first-come, first-served basis at the center, Room 1400 of the Student Services Building, beginning this Thursday (Nov. 19) from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until the vaccine is gone, and again on Friday (Nov. 20) between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. if vaccine remains. Additional dates will be offered as additional vaccine becomes available.

Recipients must meet one of the following state recommendations for prioritization of the H1N1 vaccine to receive vaccine on campus at this time:

• Pregnant women

• Persons who live with or provide care for infants age 6 months or younger (examples: parents, siblings, daycare providers)

• Health-care and emergency medical services personnel who have direct contact with patients or infectious material

• All persons aged 19-64 who have underlying medical conditions that put them at higher risk for influenza-related complications. (Examples of underlying medical conditions; but not limited to: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, asthma or other chronic pulmonary disease, and kidney, liver, blood or neurological disorder.)

Link: Myths and facts on H1N1
The federal government’s vaccination program for H1N1 flu is voluntary. The vaccine is both safe and effective. None of the H1N1 vaccines currently distributed by the U.S. government contain adjuvants. Healthy adults and children 10 and older will need only one dose of vaccine. Side effects are no different from those of the regular seasonal flu vaccine. Those are some of the “myth-busting” facts listed at this official H1N1 info site.

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