Eligible Eastern Illinois University students and faculty/staff will have their first on-campus opportunity to receive the H1N1 vaccine on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 10 and 11.
H1N1 vaccination clinics will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days in the Lantz Concourse. (Update: Wednesday's (Nov. 11) clinic will take place in the Student Rec Center, Lantz Building.) People at high risk for the H1N1 flu and seeking to be immunized should enter the building via the north door (near the Student Recreation Center entrance). There is no charge, but those wishing to receive the vaccine should bring their Panther Card ID.
Dr. Sheila Baker, EIU medical director, said those receiving the vaccines should be from one or more of the high-risk groups:
The priority groups are established based on current U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines.
EIU Health Services continues to update its H1N1 Flu Information website with general information about the H1N1 flu, tips on how to prevent contracting H1N1, and regular campus updates from Dr. Baker.