KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will offer vaccinations for the H1N1 flu from 9 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Tennessee Recreation Center for Students (TRECS), 2111 Volunteer Blvd.
This clinic will be open to all UT Knoxville-area students, faculty, staff and their immediate family members including children age 14 and older. Vaccines will be given free of charge.
Due to the limited amount of vaccine available, doses will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
Both the flu mist nasal spray and the injection vaccine for H1N1 — also known as swine flu — will be available. Individuals between 14 and 49 years old who are healthy and not pregnant can choose which form of the vaccine to receive. Those age 50 and older are not eligible to take the nasal spray.
The H1N1 vaccines are being produced using the same technology as the seasonal flu vaccines, with a similar safety profile. Seasonal flu vaccines have a very good safety record, and the H1N1 vaccines are expected to have comparable results. More information about H1N1 flu vaccines can be found here.
For more information about influenza-like illnesses, contact UT Student Health Service at (865) 974-3135 or visit http://studenthealth.utk.edu.