Student Health Center to administer H1N1 vaccines to eligible public

Washburn University

The Washburn University Student Health Center will be administering the H1N1 live nasal vaccine and the inactive H1N1 shot free with a Washburn ID and completed consent form. In a campus announcement, the center emphasizes these will only be administered to people who meet the criteria which includes:

-pregnant women

-anyone 18 years and older from previous clinics (Nursing, Allied Health, Emergency   Personnel, Education Department, Social Workers)

-anyone who cares for or lives with a child under six months old

-anyone from 18 through 24 years of age with certain chronic medical conditions or a weakened immune systemChronic medical conditions that confer a higher risk for influenza-related complications include:

-chronic pulmonary (including asthma)

-cardiovascular (except hypertension)

-renal, hepatic, cognitive, neurologic/neuromuscular, hematologic, or metabolic disorders (including diabetes mellitus)

– immunosuppression (including immunosuppression caused by medications or by human immunodeficiency virus)

It is also required to bring a completed consent with you in order to receive a vaccine. To access this consent form, click here.

The H1N1 clinic hours are Nov. 23-25, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For questions and inquiries, contact the Student Health Clinic at (785) 670-1470.