H1N1 Update: Oct. 6, 2009

Vaccination against both seasonal and H1N1 influenza is recommended for college students. It is possible to contract both the seasonal flu and H1N1 flu since exposure to one does not give immunity to the other. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Web site provides information at that can help students make informed decisions about vaccination at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm and http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/public/vaccination_qa_pub.htm online.

Seasonal flu vaccine is currently available. University Health Services (UHS) is partnering with Maxim Health Services to provide seasonal flu clinics at the HUB-Robeson Center on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, October 13, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  (Heritage Hall)
  • Tuesday, October 20, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  (Alumni Hall)
  • Tuesday, October 27, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  (Heritage Hall)
  • Monday, November 9, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  (Alumni Hall)
  • Wednesday, November 11, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.  (Alumni Hall)

Vaccinations are walk-in only. The charge is $26, billed to the student’s Bursar account. Students must present their Penn State ID at the time of vaccination and are encouraged to wear a short-sleeved T-shirt to expedite the vaccination process.

H1N1 vaccine will be distributed through the Pennsylvania Department of Health. UHS expects to be a vaccination site for the H1N1 vaccine and will send out notifications to all eligible students as more information about availability is known.

For more information on Penn State’s preparation for H1N1 this fall, visit http://www.flu.psu.edu/ online. General information about H1N1 influenza is available at http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/general_info.htm online.

Last Updated October 20, 2009