Pitt Offers H1N1 Flu Shots for Employees, Others This Month

Issue Date: 
January 11, 2010

Free H1N1 flu vaccinations are available at two University of Pittsburgh sites during January.

Falk Pharmacy is offering the injectable form of the vaccine from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on each Tuesday and Thursday of January. The vaccine is offered to anyone who visits the pharmacy, including Pitt employees, their family members, students, and the general public. No Pitt ID is required. Consent forms will be provided at the Falk site.

Meanwhile, H1N1 vaccines will be available for Pitt Oakland campus faculty and staff only in the ballroom of the University Club, 123 University Place, from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14. At this site, both the injectable and nasal-spray forms of the vaccine will be available to employees with a valid Pitt ID card.

To minimize waiting times for the University Club clinic, faculty and staff are urged to print out and complete vaccination-consent forms before coming to the clinic. The injectable-vaccine consent form is available by visiting  www.pitt.edu/news2010/InactivatedVaccineConsent-2010.pdf.

The nasal-spray vaccine consent form is available by visiting www.pitt.edu/news2010/NasalVaccineConsent-2010.pdf.

Before signing the consent form, participants must read a vaccine information statement describing the type of vaccine to be received. The statement for the injectable vaccine is available on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Web site, (www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-inact-h1n1.pdf) as is the statement for the nasal-spray vaccine (www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-laiv-h1n1.pdf ).