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H1N1 Flu Vaccine Available

LSU Eunice will provide free distribution of the H1N1 vaccine to its students and employees. The university has a limited supply of vaccine in nasal spray form which is intended for relatively healthy individuals up to age. 49.

All vaccinations will take place at the University Health Clinic, Acadian Center, Room 113 under the direction of medical director, Dr. Brian Heinen, and supported by LSU Eunice nursing faculty volunteers.

The limited supply of vaccines required that we prioritize students and employees on campus. These groups were determined using guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control, the Louisiana Office of Public Health and the LSU Eunice Health Committee. Vaccines will be given on a first come, first served basis within each priority group listed below.

Priority Group 1 (Limit 100 doses)
Nursing & Allied Health Faculty • Nursing & Allied Health Clinical Students
Monday, November 9 (due to clinical schedules, moved to second week of vaccinations)
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Priority Group 2 (Limit 200 doses)
Student Athletes & Coaches • Bengal Village Residents & Staff
Tuesday, November 3
8:00 am - 12 noon

Priority Group 3 (Limit 200 doses)
All other Faculty • All other Students & Staff
Wednesday, November 4
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Priority Group 4 (normal clinic hours resume; pending availability, vaccinations will also be given)
Remaining students and employees
Tuesday, November 10
10:00 am - 12 noon

The H1N1 Nasal Spray form of the vaccine should NOT be given to individuals who are...
• Allergic to eggs
• Over 49 years of age
• Pregnant or have asthma, diabetes, heart disease or other chronic medical conditions (anyone in this category MUST provide written authorization from your physician if you wish to take this vaccine)

Any questions about the vaccinations can be directed to the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services in Room 112 of the Acadian Center or by calling 337-550-1217.

Related Links:
Information about the Nasal Spray from the CDC