USC Upstate News

Health Services has H1N1 Vaccine in Limited Supply for Students

11- 16- 2009

USC Upstate Health Services, recently approved by Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) as an H1N1 vaccine provider, has a limited quantity the H1N1 vaccine (nasal spray vaccine and flu shot).

These vaccines are available to USC Upstate students only for a $5 fee. The H1N1 vaccine is given BY APPOINTMENT ONLY so students MUST call 503-5191 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will not be seen for immunizations.

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to receive both the H1N1 and Seasonal Flu vaccine free of charge:

  1. Under the age of 19
  2. Uninsured
  3. Insurance doesn’t cover immunizations
  4. Based on personal (not family) income

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that these groups get flu vaccines as soon as possible. The list for seasonal flu is different from the list for novel H1N1 flu.

These People Should
Get a Seasonal Flu Vaccine
ASAP

These People Should
Get a Novel H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Vaccine ASAP

Those age 50 and older

Pregnant women

Pregnant women

Household contacts and caregivers for babies younger than 6 months of age

Children 6 months to 18 years of age

Healthcare and emergency medical services personnel

People of any age who have chronic medical conditions (e.g. asthma, diabetes, congestive heart failure, lung disease)

All children from 6 months to 17 years of age

People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities

Young adults 18 to 24 years of age

People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu.

People 25 through 64 years of age who have health conditions that put them at higher risk of medical complications from flu.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to visit the Spartanburg County Public Health Department (located at 151 East Wood St.) to receive the H1N1 vaccine. The Health Department is holding H1N1 Flu Clinics from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the following Saturdays: Nov. 21, Dec. 5, Dec. 12, and Dec. 19.

These clinics differ from Health Services in that:

  • No appointment necessary, vaccines given on a walk-in basis while supplies last.
  • There is no out of pocket charge for the H1N1 vaccine at a DHEC clinic.