We still do have some H1N1 vaccine available on campus. If you would like to recieve the vaccination please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. The vaccine will only be available for a limited time.
Mansfield University held a Free H1N1 vaccination clinic on the following dates at the Kelchner Fitness Center-
Friday December 11th, 2009 from 10am-2pm
Monday December 14th, 2009 from 9am-2pm
There were approximately 310 people who attended the clinic. Thanks to all that suppported this process.
Vaccine Update - Mansfield University has not yet received our H1N1 Vaccine shipment through the PA Department of Health. The local Health Department in Wellsboro does have a supply of vaccine available on a first come first serve basis. Appointments can be made through registering via the PA Dept. of Health website. See the link below for more information. Students wishing to receive the vaccination and have no transportation please contact the Health and Safety office for assistance at 570-662-4906 or email@example.com.
Individuals in the recommended target groups must schedule an appointment time, day and location in order to receive the H1N1 vaccine. You can begin scheduling appointments on Mon., Nov. 30.
H1N1 Vaccine update -
Mansfield University has placed our order for the H1N1 vaccine, unfortunately it is unclear when the vaccine will arrive. Our hopes is to provide the vaccine prior to winter break, but if it does not arrive by that time we should have the vaccination clinic availble upon the beginning of the spring semester.
When the vaccine arrives a message will be sent out to indicate when and where to come for the clinic.
More information will be sent out to campus when it is made available to us.
Groups recommended to receive 2009 H1N1 vaccine first are:
medical conditions or a weakened immune system
Please review the following documents prior to attending any vaccination clinic -
Update - There are reported cases of the H1N1 virus in Tioga County, which is the county where Mansfield University sits. The health systems in the area are reporting increased numbers of sick individuals coming to the emergency departments and clinics throughout the region.
The following is an portion of a letter sent out from the Laurel Health System Occupational Health Office in Wellsboro;
It is now determined that because the seasonal flu is not as yet in the Northern Hemisphere, that all flu is the H1 N1. Seasonal flu is not expect ed to show up in our area until January. It is best not to go to the Emergency Room or to your physician’s office unless you are suffering from complications of your flu like symptoms.
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New PA Department of Health H1N1 Web site - http://www.h1n1inpa.com
Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator, Jim Welch, talks about precautions being taken against the H1N1 Flu at Mansfield University.
Mansfield University is monitoring the situation at the International, Regional, and Local basis.
Current Pennsylvania Department Of Health Case Count can be found here.
Please check in with the following websites for additional information.
www.flu.gov - Website for good general information and preparedness information
Check the here to see what areas around the world have been infected.
Frequently Asked Questions from the MU Community -
Question - Will MU provide us with the H1N1 flu vaccination as it does for the seasonal flu?
Question - Does the flu shot that we can get in October cover this particular flu as well?
Answer -Unfortunately it does not. They are developing a vaccine specific for the H1N1 “Swine Flu” but it will be a separate injection. At this time the CDC is recommending the vaccine for the age group of 5-24 years of age. That of course is when/if they get enough manufactured to cover that priority group.
If they get enough produced it may be available for the general public.
The seasonal flu shot is still a good deal as it can help fight of the seasonal flu which may make you more susceptible for the H1N1 if it makes a strong come back.
108 Brooks Maintenance
Mansfield, PA 16933
Jim M. Welch, Coordinator
(570) 662 - 4906
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