Free H1N1 flu shots available to faculty, staff beginning Wednesday
The UT Arlington Health Services Center will begin offering free H1N1 flu shots to all members of the University community—faculty, staff and students—tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the campus clinic, 605 S. West St.
The immunization clinic hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Vaccinations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointments are needed.
Tarrant County Public Health also is providing free H1N1 shots to all Tarrant County residents at 12 locations. The closest site to campus is the Arlington Public Health Center, 536 W. Randol Mill Road, near North Cooper Street. Dallas County Health & Human Services is offering free H1N1 vaccines to Dallas County residents.
To date, UT Arlington has not experienced a significant outbreak of the H1N1 flu on campus, though sporadic incidents have been reported since the virus appeared in our communities last spring.
The University encourages students, faculty and staff to remain vigilant in taking precautions to fight the spread of flu. Measures include washing your hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes, staying home or getting a ride home from campus if you are ill and considering getting the H1N1 vaccine.
Health officials have said that pregnant women, very young children, those with chronic health conditions and those age 24 and younger are particularly at risk of contracting the H1N1 flu strain. More information about the illness is available from the Centers for Disease Control.
Visit www.uta.edu/flu for more information about H1N1 influenza and the University's response to the illness.