February 4, 2010
Center for Health and Wellbeing will be offering the injectable form of
H1N1 vaccine this week to all UVM students, faculty,
and staff. While we continue to see low rates
infection in our region, it is quite possible that we’ll experience
wave of H1N1 infection this winter. If
you have not yet received the vaccine, please strongly consider
clinic at the University or elsewhere to become immunized.
Injectable Vaccine Clinic
– Friday, February 5th
Center, 1st Floor
ticket system. First come, first served.)
Who should receive the H1N1 Injectable vaccine?
UVM students, faculty, and staff are eligible to receive the H1N1
Friday provided they do not have medical contraindication to receiving
vaccine (see below). While all eligible
individuals are encouraged to receive the vaccine, individuals who
particular, strongly consider receiving the H1N1 vaccine include the
who have medical conditions which make them ineligible to receive the
form of the vaccine. Included in this category are individuals with:
disease (including asthma)
disease (including diabetes)
disorders (including sickle cell disease and anemia)
immune systems as a result of illness or medication (HIV, AIDS)
in medicine, nursing and allied health sciences who are in contact with
patients who have severely weakened immune systems as a result of
medication and require care in a protected environment; this may
students working with patients on the hematology/oncology and
who have direct contact with someone who has a severely weakened immune
as a result of illness or medication and requires care in a protected
should not receive the H1N1 Injectable vaccine on Friday?
allergic to eggs or chicken protein, neomycin, gentamycin, polymyxin,
thimerisol, gelatin, or arginine.
had a life-threatening reaction to a previous influenza vaccine.
a history of Guillain-Barre syndrome which developed within six weeks
receiving an influenza vaccine should consult with their physician
receiving the vaccine.
do I need to bring?
Please bring your University ID –
we’ll be unable to provide the vaccine without it.
it cost anything?