KU Sets H1N1 Vaccination Plan

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

(WIBW) - The University of Kansas plans to offer H1N1 vaccines to priority groups along with seasonal flu shots later this month.

The vaccine will be free, but only offered to to those who fall into the priority groups.

Shots will be available Fridays, starting October 30th thru December 4th. The shots will be given from 10 am to 2 pm every Friday, except the day after Thanksgiving.

Locations for the clinics are:

Oct. 30, Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center
Nov. 6, Mrs. E's cafeteria in Lewis Hall
Nov. 13, Kansas Union ballroom
Nov. 20, Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center
Dec. 4, Kansas Union ballroom

An additional evening clinic will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Anschutz Library.

KU says the schedule is still tentative, depending on when the vaccine is delivered.

High-risk groups eligible for the shots are:
* All people 6 months through 24 years of age
* People who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age
* All pregnant women
* Health care and emergency services personnel, and
* People ages 25 through 64 years who have health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications from the flu.

Seasonal flu clinics are scheduled and not subject to change.

The seasonal clinics will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28 in the First Floor Conference Room at Watkins Memorial Health Center.

The fee for the seasonal vaccines is $15 and is payable by check, cash or credit card at time of service. Current KU students are eligible to be billed for this service. Medicaid and Medicare are not accepted.

Eligible people are encouraged by health officials to get both the seasonal and H1N1 vaccines.

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