Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

H1N1 flu vaccinations now available to all

All restrictions on the H1N1 flu vaccine have been lifted and University Health Service officials are encouraging everyone to get vaccinated.

“The vaccination can help you stay healthy and reduce the risk of infecting others,” said Dr. Robert Ernst, UHS medical director.

In an all-campus e-mail Monday, UHS announced a series of clinics, starting Thursday, that are open to students, faculty, staff and others affiliated with the university. The clinics are open to those ages 10 and older.

The vaccine is being offered either as an injection or as a nasal spray. The vaccination is free for currently enrolled U-M students. For others there is an administration fee that is covered by some insurance plans.  

To schedule a vaccination appointment and for more information, go to the UHS Web site.

UHS also announced a seasonal-flu vaccination clinic Jan. 14 at the Michigan Union. Michigan Visiting Care is offering the walk-in clinic. It will run 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Pound Room.

Some insurance plans can be billed and others will be required to pay a $42 fee for the seasonal flu vaccination. For questions about that clinic, call 734-477-7229.