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H1N1 vaccine update


TU hosts free vaccination clinics for students, faculty and staff among priority groups
 

TOWSON, Md. (October 29, 2009)—Towson University has received its first allotment of H1N1 vaccine. The first two vaccination clinics for priority groups will be held on Nov. 2 and 4 in Burdick Hall.

As only a very limited supply of vaccine has been received, the first allotment of vaccine will be distributed to TU students, faculty and staff based on the priority groups identified by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). While we understand that not everyone who wishes vaccination will be able to obtain it at these first clinics, we anticipate that we will receive more vaccine later this fall, at which time additional clinics will be scheduled.

Please note: People who have had H1N1 flu confirmed by a laboratory test are considered immune and will not need the vaccine.

Clinic 1:  Nov. 2,  2–6 p.m.; Burdick Hall, Gym 1


Eligible for vaccination:

  • Pregnant students, faculty and staff: Students, faculty and staff must provide valid TU OneCard and verification of pregnancy from a health care provider.  

  • Students, faculty and staff who are the primary caregiver for an infant less than 6 months of age: Students, staff and faculty must provide a valid TU OneCard and an infant birth certificate or other documentation of infant age.

  • Health profession students and clinical preceptors with direct patient contact in hospitals and other clinical settings: Eligible students will be contacted by their department (nursing, occupational therapy, physician assistant program, etc.) and must provide a valid TU OneCard.


Clinic 2:  Nov. 4, 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.; Burdick Hall, Gym 1 (while supplies last)

Eligible for vaccination:

  • Degree-seeking TU students 64 years of age or younger with a documented serious chronic medical condition such as asthma or other chronic lung disease; heart, liver or kidney disease; diabetes; blood disorder such as sickle cell anemia; neurological disorder such as epilepsy, stroke, brain injury; neuromuscular disorder such as Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis; or a compromised immune system from immune-suppressing medications or diseases like cancer or HIV/AIDS. Students must present a valid TU OneCard and a state-issued ID or driver’s license to verify age and must sign a consent form verifying their condition.

Students under 18 years of age must also bring a signed consent from a parent or guardian to the vaccine clinic. Consent forms are available on the Dowell Health Center Web site.


We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. Again, we anticipate receiving more vaccine later this term and will plan additional clinics.

Questions about the clinics should be e-mailed to studentaffairs@towson.edu or dowellhealth@towson.edu. For information on the H1N1 vaccine and CDC guidelines, visit the Web site for TU’s Dowell Health Center for the Centers for Disease Control.

 



 

 

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