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Register online for an H1N1 vaccination

Nov. 2, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University today launched online registration for H1N1 vaccinations as supplies of the vaccine become available to the University.

Eligible to receive H1N1 vaccinations through WMU's Sindecuse Health Center are the same people eligible to receive seasonal flu shots and include students, employees, retirees and eligible dependents. H1N1 vaccinations are available at no cost to those eligible.

A valid Bronco NetID and password are required to access the secure registration. The system was created to reduce waiting times and long lines, and to allow Sindecuse to pre-screen those registering so that vaccinations could be offered first to people at highest risk as defined by the Centers for Disease Control.

Students and employees were notified by e-mail of availability of registration and were encouraged to register themselves and their eligible dependents using their Bronco NetID. Registering under someone else's username, except for eligible dependents who do not have their own Bronco NetID, will invalidate the registration and cause delays.

Vaccinations will be prioritized based on high-risk and priority groups as established by the CDC. Among those who will be given first opportunities for vaccinations are pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions.

Those who register will be notified by e-mail when their vaccination session has been scheduled. They are asked to be patient. Sindecuse expects to eventually receive enough doses of the vaccine to meet the needs of the campus community; however, it may be several weeks before some people in lower-risk groups are notified.

H1N1 vaccination registration (requires Bronco NetID)
wmich.edu/vaccine

Visit wmich.edu/flu for more information and advice about ways to prevent infection and what to do if you have flu-like symptoms.

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Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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