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Freshmen to receive H1N1 vaccine

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UHS to also make vaccine available to high-risk groups

Harvard University Health Services (UHS) has received a new shipment of H1N1 vaccine and will begin distributing it to College freshmen at a clinic in Annenberg Hall on Wednesday (Dec. 9). UHS also will offer the vaccine to UHS patients between the ages of 18 of 24 who have high-risk health conditions.

Public health officials have been distributing limited supplies of the vaccine, and UHS has been following their guidelines to determine who should receive it first. Those previously offered the vaccine include UHS patients who are 6 months through 18 years old, pregnant women, persons living with or caring for children younger than 6 months, and Harvard’s health care and emergency responders who have direct patient contact.

Nurses will conduct freshmen vaccinations from 5 to 8 p.m.  Wednesday. Students from 18 to 24 with high-risk conditions will receive an e-mail from UHS that contains vaccination details beginning Thursday (Dec. 10).

As future shipments arrive, they will be distributed, in order, to those:

  • Ages 25 to 64 who are at higher risk because of chronic health disorders or compromised immune systems.
  • Ages 25 to 64 who receive care at UHS.
  • Ages 65 and older who receive care at UHS.