WMU News

Flu and meningitis shots available on campus

Sept. 27, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Four campuswide clinics to protect the Western Michigan University community from influenza and meningitis have been scheduled in October.

No appointments are needed to visit the clinics, which are open to WMU students, faculty, staff, emeriti and retirees, as well as their eligible family members. The month's first offering is particularly designed to accommodate emeriti and retirees.

Influenza and Meningitis Vaccination Clinics

Tuesday, Oct. 5, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 3230 and 3240 Sindecuse Health Center

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2 to 7 p.m., second floor, Student Recreation Center

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 157 Bernhard Center

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., faculty-staff lounge (Room D120), College of Engineering Building.

Starting Oct. 1., vaccinations also will be available each weekday during the Sindecuse Health Center's regular walk-in hours. Sindecuse is providing the clinics in partnership with the Bronson School of Nursing, Office of Residence Life, Student Recreation Center and Division of Student Affairs.

Flu shots cost $15 and meningitis shots cost $82. The cost may be charged to an individual's University account or paid at the time of service in cash or by personal check. Credit cards will not be accepted.

The meningitis vaccine is recommended for college freshmen, especially those who live in dormitories, and is safe and effective against four of the five types of the bacteria responsible for Meningococcal Meningitis in the United States.

The influenza vaccine contains protection for the virus types of flu most likely to cause respiratory influenza during each coming winter. Immunization is especially encouraged for people who are at increased risk for flu-related complications, such as those who are older than 65 or have asthma or other lung disease, diabetes, heart disease, HIV infections, or chronic medical conditions.

For more information, contact the Sindecuse Health Center at (269) 387-3287 or visit <www.sindecuse.com>.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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