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Verbatim: Ivy Tech offers free H1N1 vaccine clinics

Statement issued by Ivy Tech Community College:

The Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast Vaccination Center will be open to all healthy individuals and those with chronic conditions next week. Clinics will take place Monday, Dec. 14, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Coliseum Campus building (3800 N. Anthony Blvd.) in room CC1306. Those interested in receiving the vaccination should enter door #6 on the east side of the building.

The nasal H1N1 vaccine will be offered to healthy individuals, ages 4 to 49. It cannot be administered to those with asthma, a history of serious chronic respiratory illness, or those with a compromised immune system.

The injectable H1N1 vaccine will be available for all individuals not meeting the criteria for the nasal vaccinations. It is now also available to healthy individuals, ages 50 and over.

NOTE: There is no charge for the vaccine.

For additional information on the H1N1 Vaccination Center at Ivy Tech–Northeast, contact Interim Dean Tova Wiegand-Green, School of Health Sciences, at 260-480-4276 or tgreen@ivytech.edu.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 130,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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