WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue Student Health Center has received 400 doses of H1N1 vaccine through the Tippecanoe County Health Department.
The Health Center also reported that the supply of seasonal flu vaccine has been exhausted and that no additional supplies are expected to be available this year.
H1N1 vaccines will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in Room 43 at the center. Because of the limited supply, only those in established priority groups will be eligible for vaccines. The priority guidelines have been set by the Tippecanoe County Health Department based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Those considered top priority include the following:
- Pregnant women.
- Caregivers for children younger than 6 months.
- University health-care and emergency medical personnel.
- Individuals with underlying health conditions that put them at risk for complications of flu-related illness.
Individuals considered to be at risk are those who have: cancer, blood disorders, chronic lung disease (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, etc.), diabetes, heart disease, kidney or liver disorders, neurological or neuromuscular disorders, or otherwise weakened immune systems.
Individuals may call the Student Health Center’s Urgent Care Unit at 765-494-1724 to determine if they have a qualifying health condition.