H1N1 vaccine offered

UTSA health professionals will offer H1N1 vaccination clinics in January, one at Main Campus and one at the Downtown Campus so students, faculty and staff can get their H1N1 flu shot before the second wave of flu season hits.

The Main Campus clinic is set for Wednesday, Jan. 13 in the University Center Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Downtown Campus clinic is set for the following Wednesday, Jan. 20 in the Durango Building Southwest Room from noon to 6 p.m.

The flu shot is free of charge for registered UTSA students and $5 for UTSA employees. Individuals must present their UTSA Card and are encouraged to wear a loose fitting top. Faculty and staff can pay by check or bring $5 in exact change. No debit or credit cards will be taken.

“We received 1,900 doses of vaccine from the Texas Department of State Health Services over the holiday break and if we need more, we can just order more,” said Elizabeth Stanczak, executive director health and counseling center.

Individuals must be free of fever to receive the H1N1 shot and should plan for up to 30 minutes to process through the clinic line. Additionally, individuals who are pregnant are advised to get their H1N1 shot though their primary care provider instead.

For more information, call 210-458-4142 (Main Campus) or 210-458-2930 (Downtown Campus), or visit the UTSA Student Health Services Web site.