H1N1 Vaccine Now Available for FSU and Pierpont Community
The Student Health Service of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College is now distributing doses of the H1N1 Novel Influenza Virus Vaccine.
The Marion County Health Department has supplied FSU's and Pierpont's Student Health Service with the H1N1 vaccine, which is available to any students, faculty or staff members.
Student Health Service is located on the third floor of the Falcon Center on the FSU and Pierpont shared main campus. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Appointments to receive the H1N1 vaccine are not required, and doses will be distributed on a walk-in basis. There will be no charge for the vaccine. Seasonal flu vaccines are also still available for students only. For more information, call Student Health Service at (304) 367-4155.
"College age young adults are among those most negatively affected by the H1N1 Novel Virus and they are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Nationally, incidents of H1N1 infections have fallen in the past several weeks. No one can predict what course the disease will take in the weeks ahead, but with history as our guide, it is reasonable to expect that another larger wave of illness will occur," said Jamie Moore, Public Health Emergency Response Coordinator for the Marion County Health Department.
"If you are a young adult, now is the time to be pro active about your health and reinforce your immune system by getting the H1N1 vaccination."
The Marion County Health Department H1N1 Clinic, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Middletown Mall has been cancelled due to weather concerns. This clinic will be rescheduled.