Redfern giving H1N1 vaccine to students from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today (Nov. 10)
Redfern Health Center has received its first shipment of H1N1 flu vaccine, and students can get the inoculation from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today (Tuesday).
Students age 24 and younger are among high-priority groups to receive the vaccine, so they are eligible to receive it. Older students who are in other groups the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has identified as high risk also can receive the vaccine at this time. See the CDC Web site for more information about high-risk groups.
The vaccine will be available to students on a first-come, first-served basis on the lower level of Redfern. The vaccination is free.
The H1N1 flu spreads easily, especially among those 24 and younger. It can lead to complications, such as pneumonia, and even death.
The CDC and Food and Drug Administration say the vaccine is safe, effective and is made just like the seasonal flu vaccines that are offered every year. If you have concerns about the vaccine, you should talk to the medical staff at Redfern or go to the safety page CDC Web site for more information.