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H1N1 Flu Information
Latest H1N1 News
January 11, 2010
H1N1 Vaccine Available
H1N1 vaccine is available for students, facutly and staff through the Concordia Health Center. Vaccination is highly recommended.
Just stop by the health center, no appointment necessary.
The vaccine is being offered free of charge.
Have questions? Call the Health Center at 299-3662.
Oct. 9, 2009 - Message from Kathy Benson, R.N., Concordia Health Center
The Concordia Health Center is leading a campus-wide effort to help keep students, faculty and staff healthy as we continue to prepare for a possible outbreak of the H1N1 flu. We do not have any confirmed cases of H1N1, but it is important to remain vigilant.
Based on information from Clay County Public Health, it appears that the H1N1 flu vaccine could be available by mid-November. We will, of course, keep you updated. Once available, vaccinations will be scheduled and given to those students with high-risk medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, and chronic respiratory disease. Be sure to contact the Health Center if you have such a condition.
Once students with high-risk medical needs have been served, students up to the age of 24 will receive the vaccine on a first-come, first-served basis. Please also watch for the next scheduled seasonal flu clinic.
In the interim, we urge everyone in the Concordia community to be especially diligent in practicing healthy habits — especially frequent hand washing. Doing so will minimize our risk of experiencing a significant outbreak of the H1N1 flu. Be sure to monitor our H1N1 Web site for the latest developments and more information, including the top 5 things you need to know and do about the flu.
Concordia is always concerned for the health and well-being of its students and staff. Concordia continues to monitor H1N1 influenza A, swine flu, and is in close contact with federal, state and local health officials. Concordia has a team meeting regularly to assess the situation and guide the appropriate college response. A vaccination clinic is being planned, but cannot be scheduled until the public health department determines when Concordia will get its allotment of vaccine. Keep watching this site for further information.
Here is some helpful information about H1N1 flu.