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November 12, 2009
Update #8

As part of the Crisis Committee’s effort to keep you informed on the latest developments and information, here is another H1N1 Flu Update. In Issue #8 you will find information on the following areas:

  • H1N1 Vaccination Requirement—Deadline Extended
  • Seasonal Flu & H1N1 Vaccination Documentation for Students
  • Douglas County H1N1 Vaccination Clinics—Saturday, November 14th at the Civic Auditorium

We encourage you to check the University’s emergency preparedness site at http://www.creighton.edu/emergencypreparedness/ or call the H1N1 Campus Information Line at 280-1800 for updates.

Tanya Winegard
Crisis Response Planning Committee Chair


H1N1 Vaccination Requirement—Deadline Extended

As acknowledged in the last update, H1N1 influenza vaccine has not been widely available in Douglas County. The University recognizes that it is highly unlikely that we will have the quantities of H1N1 vaccine necessary to administer to faculty, students, and staff in health care clinics and in the child development center. In light of this development, the H1N1 influenza vaccination deadline has been extended to January 15, 2010 for employees and students required to receive the H1N1 influenza vaccine.

The deadline for faculty, staff and students in health care clinics and in the child development center to receive the seasonal influenza vaccine remains December 1, 2009.

Seasonal Flu and H1N1 Vaccination Documentation for Students

If you received the seasonal flu vaccine or the H1N1 vaccine from an off campus provider, please enter the information into Immunization Tracker on NEST. Too Busy? Submit documentation via email to studenthealth@creighton.edu or fax to 402‐280‐1859.

Documentation should include:

student name and net id
name of vaccine received
date of vaccine
name and phone (if available) of office where vaccine was administered

Health Services will update your record for you.

Douglas County H1N1 Vaccination Clinics

As noted above Creighton has yet to receive large quantities of H1N1 vaccine on campus, we want to make you aware of three free Douglas County Health Department H1N1 Vaccination Clinics in the Omaha Community, especially the clinic this Saturday at the Civic Auditorium.

Date

Location

Time

Sat., Nov 14, 2009

Omaha Civic Auditorium
1804 Capitol Avenue

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The clinics serve the target groups designated by the Centers for Disease Control. They are:

  • Pregnant women
  • Children from 6 months to 24 years of age
  • People who live with, or care for, children younger than 6 months of age
  • People between the ages of 25 years and 64 years with chronic health conditions
  • Healthcare and emergency services personnel

If you plan to attend one of these free clinics go to the Douglas County Health Department’s website, http://www.douglascountyhealth.com/disease/Swine_flu/Clinic_index.php, to download the H1N1 Influenza Information/Consent Form.

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