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Source: Dr. Robert Tackett, Lafene Health Center

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2009

H1N1 INFLUENZA VACCINE AVAILABLE AT LAFENE HEALTH CENTER FOR K-STATE STUDENTS

MANHATTAN -- The H1N1 influenza vaccine is now available at Kansas State University’s Lafene Health Center.

The first H1N1 vaccine clinic will be from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in Forum Hall of the K-State Student Union. Additional dates will be listed on the Lafene Web site at http://www.k-state.edu/lafene.

Only K-State students will be eligible for the vaccine. Any K-State student between the ages of 16-24 or those between 25-64 who have an underlying health condition (such as asthma or diabetes) will be eligible to receive the vaccine.

The vaccine is NOT available to the following persons through Lafene Health Center:

1) Pregnant women (consult your OB provider or go to the Riley County Health Department H1N1 vaccine clinics for vaccine)
2) Faculty/staff
3) Student spouses
4) Children of students

Please see the Riley County Health Department Web site for information about community vaccine clinics. http://www.rileycountyks.gov/index.aspx?NID=759

There will be a $12 administrative fee for either the nasal spray or the flu shot version of the vaccine. Nurses will assist students in deciding which version is best for them.

Students must have their Wildcat ID card, health insurance card and check or credit card to pay the administration fee. Students also are encouraged to wear short sleeved shirts and allow plenty of time to get the vaccine before their next class.

Paperwork can be filled out ahead of time to decrease wait time during the clinic. Students can download the form at http://www.k-state.edu/lafene/h1n1_vaccine_consent.pdf and bring it with them.