Seasonal Flu Vaccine Now Available to Students

Posted October 1st, 2009 at 12:21 pm.

About H1N1 (Swine) Flu

H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine is not yet available. See this page for more information about the H1N1 virus and the College’s response to it.

The Health Center now has seasonal flu vaccine available for students. The vaccine is available to any Bryn Mawr student and is highly recommended for students with asthma or other respiratory diseases, as well as chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, or immune suppression as a result of illness or medication.

Vaccinations cost $20 and can be done any time the Health Center is open—around the clock Monday 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday 9-3 p.m. and Sunday 9-3 p.m.  Students must have a completed health form on file at the Health Center to receive the flu vaccine.

Members of the faculty and staff can contact their health-care providers regarding the seasonal flu vaccine and will be notified via e-mail about the availability of the vaccine for them from the Health Center some time after Fall Break (Oct. 9-16). Faculty and staff members who have College-provided health insurance through Independence Blue Cross and are vaccinated somewhere other than their doctors’ offices can submit this form directly to the insurer for reimbursement of up to $25.

The H1N1 flu vaccine has not yet been released by the government but should be available soon. The Student Health Center has registered with the Pennsylvania State Health Department to be a provider of the H1N1 vaccine when it becomes available and will e-mail the community with more details and information regarding eligibility and distribution when the vaccine becomes available.

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