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Students Urged to Seek H1N1 Vaccine Over Break

Dec. 16, 2009

Attention Students

The director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has asked us to pass along a message. He is urging all college students, who have not already done so, to get the H1N1 vaccine over the holiday break. You may check with your local health department or family physician for information on how to obtain the vaccine in your home area. Our University Health Center has just received a limited quantity of the vaccine and will administer it to students on a first-come, first-served basis this evening (Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009) from 4-6 p.m. at the Health Center.

While the vaccine provides the greatest protection against H1N1 flu, other measures are also helpful and effective. They include washing hands frequently or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available; covering coughs and sneezes with tissue or coughing or sneezing into sleeves; avoiding touching your eyes, noses and mouths; and staying home when sick and until fever free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medication.

For more information on vaccine availability you may consult the following:

In Ohio check the ODH Web site at: www.flu.ohio.gov or call the ODH H1N1 information line at 1-855-800-1404 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Out of State check the Web site: www.flu.gov or contact your state or local health department.


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