USC Upstate News

Attention Faculty and Staff: H1N1 Vaccines

12- 01- 2009

Faculty & Staff:

Health Services will begin making H1N1 vaccines available Thursday morning (December 3) to faculty and staff who meet the CDC’s qualifications for receipt, based upon age and risk categories. Appointments will be required and a $5 administration fee will be collected to help offset the nursing costs prior to the vaccine being administered. The fee is payable by check or cash only, as Health Services does not have the ability to accept credit or debit cards.  Appointments can be scheduled by calling (864) 503-5191, then selecting option 1. Health Services will begin booking appointments after 1:00 p.m. today, but the first available times for the vaccinations will not be until Thursday morning, then Friday afternoon.  These will continue for as long as the vaccine is available.

Target groups for the vaccine, based on age and risk categories, include: pregnant women, people who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age, healthcare and emergency medical services personnel, persons between the ages of 6 months and 24 years old, and people ages of 25 through 64 years of age who are at higher risk for 2009 H1N1 because of chronic health disorders or compromised immune systems.

For more information, visit the CDC’s web page http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/general.htm or the university’s H1N1 web page http://www.uscupstate.edu/h1n1/.  

If you have questions, please contact Louanne Weber, Director of Health Services at 503-5197 or by email, lweber@uscupstate.edu 

Thank you.