The College of Charleston’s Student Health Services just announced that they are taking immunization appointments for students in high-risk groups for contracting H1N1 influenza:
Student Health Services has received a shipment of 100 doses of injectable H1N1 vaccine. This represents only a fraction of the vaccine needed for our campus and we expect more vaccine in the near future. We will administer this limited vaccine to those students, faculty and staff who are at the highest risk per the guidelines from the CDC, which include:
- Pregnant women
- Students who live with or care for children under the of 6 months
- Students with chronic medical conditions that could lead to severe influenza outcome, such as, cystic fibrosis, type 1 diabetes, immunosuppressed, sickle cell disease. This includes students taking immunosuppressive medication for transplants or such diseases as rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, cancer and Crohn’s Disease
Thank you in advance for your patience.
If you consider yourself to be in the high risk category please send an email to the following address H1N1highrisk@cofc.edu with your name, phone number and the condition that puts you at risk.
Please do not call for an appointment; we will contact you.
We will post more updates on H1N1 Influenza Vaccine as they become available.