H1N1Flu Shots for Students

November 16, 2009

The Corcoran College of Art + Design will be offering a limited number of FREE H1N1 vaccines to qualifying degree seeking students. Please see the attached form for more information. This will take place on Thursday, November 19 in the Student Lounge, at the Downtown Campus from 2-4 p.m.

In order to receive the vaccine, you must meet the qualifications of at least one of the following priority groups:

Pregnant women; Household and caregiver contacts of children younger than 6 months of age; Health care and emergency medical services personnel with direct patient contact; Children from 6 months through 18 years of age; Young adults 19 through 24 years of age; or persons aged 25 through 64 years of age who have health conditions associated with a higher risk of medical complications from influenza.

Please complete the attached form and return it to the Office of Student Affairs by Wednesday, November 18 by 5 p.m. You may email the form to studentaffairs@corcoran.org or hand in a hard copy in person.

H1N1 Vaccination Registration Form

2009 H1N1 Flu Vaccine

This flu season, scientists expect both 2009 H1N1 flu and seasonal flu to cause more people to get sick than a regular flu season. More hospital stays and deaths may also occur. Vaccines are the most important tool we have for preventing influenza. The first doses of vaccines which protect against 2009 H1N1 influenza (flu) are starting to become available and more doses will be shipped in the upcoming weeks. The links below will take you to more information about the 2009 H1N1 flu vaccines. For information about seasonal flu vaccines, click here.

General Information About 2009 H1N1 Vaccines

This season, 2009 H1N1 vaccines are being made to protect against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus (sometimes called “swine flu”). There are two kinds of 2009 H1N1 vaccines being produced: a 2009 H1N1 "flu shot" that is given with a needle, usually in the arm; and the 2009 H1N1 nasal spray flu vaccine given via a nasal sprayer. The same manufacturers who produce seasonal flu vaccines are producing 2009 H1N1 vaccines for use in the United States and the vaccines are being made in the same way that the seasonal vaccines are made. For more information, click here.