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H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu Information

Student Health Center
315-859-4111

Update: H1N1 Immunization Clinics for Higher Risk Students

November 16, 2009


The College has received 200 doses of the H1N1 vaccine and will offer two immunization clinics for students with underlying medical conditions that place them at higher risk for flu-related complications. Clinics will be held Monday, November 16 from 6–8 p.m. and Tuesday, November 17, 2009, from 4-6 p.m. in the Health Center. The vaccine will be available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students with any of the following conditions are considered to be at higher risk and are therefore eligible to receive the H1N1 vaccine at the clinic:
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Any other immune compromised health concerns not listed above.
Medical records will be reviewed to confirm eligibility to receive the vaccination at this time.

Students who are currently ill must wait until they recover before getting the vaccine.

Students are required to bring their Hamilton College ID card and are asked to wear clothing that allows easy access to their upper arm.

Immunization clinics will be held for the general student population as soon as the additional vaccine ordered by the College becomes available.

It is not necessary to schedule an appointment in advance.

Please feel free to contact the Health Center (315-859-4111) if you have questions.

Sincerely,

Christine Merritt
Director of Student Health Services