LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 18, 2009) − The University Health Service (UHS) has 900 doses of H1N1 intranasal vaccine from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. The intranasal vaccine will be available to members of the University of Kentucky campus community who are 18 years of age or over (or with a UK student I.D.) during a free walk-in clinic from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 on the first floor of the UHS building, 830 S. Limestone.
Vaccine will only be administered to those that can receive the nasal mist form of the vaccine. This is generally anyone under 49 years of age that are in good health.
Factors that preclude an individual from receiving this form of the vaccine are:
· Over the age of 49
· Pregnant Women/Nursing Mothers
· Asthma (any type, diagnosed at any time in life)
· Anyone with history of Guillain-Barre’ syndrome after flu vaccine
· Anyone with hypersentivity/allergic to egg proteins, gentamicin, gelatin or arginine or life threatening reactions to previous flu vaccine
· Anyone who is immunocompromised
· Anyone that works with immunocompromised patients
· Anyone that has been on steroids in the past 6 weeks (e.g. Medrol dose pack, Prednisone, etc.)
· Anyone that has been on an antiviral in the last 48 hours (e.g. Tamiflu, Relenza, etc.)
· Anyone that has had a live vaccine in the last 28 days (e.g. MMR, Varicella)
· Chronic medical conditions predisposing to influenza complications (i.e. Diabetes, Cancer, Kidney Disease, Heart Disease (excluding hypertension), etc.) –intranasal is not recommended unless potential benefit outweighs the potential risk
For more information about the novel H1N1 flu visit www.uky.edu/EM/swineflu.htm.