Now that Thanksgiving break is over, UCF Health Services is making one final encouragement for the UCF community to receive their H1N1 vaccinations before the Winter Break. It takes two weeks for the vaccine to become fully effective, so now is prime time to receive the vaccine and return home or travel with the peace-of-mind that you are protected against H1N1 Influenza.
As of November 30th, UCF Health Services staff vaccinated a total of 2,188 individuals against H1N1 using both nasal spray and injectable vaccines. Both forms of the vaccine are proven safe and effective in protecting against H1N1.
The vaccines are being distributed using a voucher system. Clinic dates and times will be announced through the Campus News e-mail and posted at: www.ucf.edu/flu. After the announcement, students, faculty and staff may then pick up a voucher at the Appointments area on the first floor of the Health Center or at Knight Aide Pharmacy & Convenience Store. Students are able to receive the vaccination at no cost. Faculty and staff pay $10 for the vaccine, at the time they pick up their voucher.
Seasonal Flu vaccinations are also available, and are needed to protect against Seasonal Influenza. The H1N1 vaccine will not protect against Seasonal Flu. The shot is available (by appointment only) to students for $12, and faculty and staff for $25. Call 407.823.2701 to schedule an appointment.
Health Services is a department in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.