December 4, 2009
SHSU Media Contacts: Julia May

The SHSU Student Health Center has received 500 doses of the H1N1 vaccine from the Texas Department of Health Services (TDHS) and will administer the vaccine to the following priority groups in conjunction with TDHS recommendations until the supply is exhausted.

• Students pregnant or nursing (with orders from OB/GYN) *
• Students 18 years of age and younger
• Students 19 – 64 years of age with high-risk health conditions (asthma, cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, immunosuppression, etc.)
• Students in contact with infants 6 months and younger
• Students in residence halls

The Health Center will administer the vaccine free of charge to the aforementioned prioritized groups on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., in the LSC, Room 320. Students must bring their SHSU ID and dress in a manner that allows easy access to their shoulder.

*Students who are pregnant, nursing, or taking anticoagulants must present authorization from their physician in order to receive the vaccine*.

The Student Health Center anticipates the receipt of additional vaccine. The Health Center will advise the university community when additional doses become available. Please visit the Health Center’s Web site or call (936)294-1805 for more information.


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