Dear Faculty and Staff:
We recently indicated if there were extra H1N1 flu shots following the
two-day immunizing of Lehigh students on Nov. 10-11 that they would be
offered to Lehigh faculty and staff members who are in high priority groups
as defined by the CDC.
We're happy to report the Lehigh University Health and Wellness Center is
able to provide H1N1 vaccinations, free of charge, for eligible faculty and
staff members next week at a clinic on Wednesday, November 18, from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. in Lamberton Hall's Great Room.
We will not be providing this vaccine for dependents and household
contacts. Those in high priority groups who are searching for the vaccine
should contact their local health bureau (610-865-7083 for Bethlehem
residents) or their primary care health provider for assistance.
Faculty and staff who are eligible are those limited to the high priority
groups: 1) all people through age 24 years; 2) people aged 25 to 64 years
of age with underlying conditions (http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/highrisk.htm)
associated with higher risk of complications; 3) healthcare and emergency
workers; 4) pregnant women; and 5) household contacts and caregivers for
children younger than six months of age.
Faculty and staff members who plan on receiving the H1N1 vaccine next week
should go to http://www.lehigh.edu/health, where they can access both the
VIS (vaccine info sheet) for their review, and a consent form they can
print out and complete in advance to help make the immunization process go
more efficiently. A valid Lehigh I.D., as well as another form of
identification that specifies date of birth, must be presented at the time
the vaccine will be administered.
Individuals 25 years of age or over must present a note from a health care
provider verifying that they are in a high priority group, on a
prescription blank or letterhead stationery.
Dr. Susan Kitei
Lehigh University Health and Wellness Center
Posted on Friday, November 13, 2009