Redfern Health Center will vaccinate students against the H1N1 flu from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19.

The free vaccinations will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis in the downstairs classroom at Redfern.

Students age 24 and younger are among high-priority groups eligible to receive the vaccine now. Older students who are in other groups the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has identified as high risk also can receive the vaccine at Redfern. Click on the priority groups link on the flu page at for more information about high-risk groups.

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 click on the vaccine safety link on the flu page at