H1N1 Flu Shot Available at Arlington Campus

Posted: November 23, 2009 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: November 20, 2009 at 5:29 pm

The H1N1 inactivated influenza vaccine, the flu shot, is now available to all Mason students, faculty and staff at the Arlington Campus.

Student Health Services (SHS) will administer the vaccine at a clinic on the Arlington Campus on Monday, Nov. 23.

The vaccine is available on a walk-in basis from noon to 6 p.m. in the Original Building, Room 329, while supplies last.

The vaccine is free, but a Mason ID is required.

In addition, SHS highly recommends that the following groups receive the vaccine:
•    Pregnant women
•    People who live with or care for infants younger than 6 months of age
•    Health care and emergency medical personnel
•    Anyone with certain chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease or kidney disease) or a weakened immune system caused by cancer, cancer treatment, HIV/AIDS or medicine.

Who may not receive the H1N1 inactivated influenza vaccine, the flu shot:
•    People with a severe (life-threatening) allergy to eggs.

For updates regarding availability of the H1N1influenza vaccine, see

Student Health Services web site

George Mason University web site and click on “H1N1 Bulletins”

Fairfax County Health Department flu info web site

Prince William County Health Department flu info web site

Arlington County Health Department flu info web site

For more information about the 2009 H1N1 inactivated influenza vaccine see the CDC web site.

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