Free H1N1 vaccines available for SJC students and staff

Hey SJC students and staff!

Mark your calendars! San Jacinto College will provide H1N1 vaccines to all students and employees (full- and part-time) free of charge next week. The vaccine will be available as either a shot or nasal spray, and you are encouraged to receive the vaccine as a precautionary measure before a new outbreak of the H1N1 virus hits the Houston area. Remember, it’s FREE!

Vaccines will be available from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. as follows:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 2 – Central Campus Health Science Building foyer
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3 – North Campus Student Center lobby
  • Thursday, Feb. 4 – South Campus Student Center lobby

All students and employees must present their San Jacinto College ID in order to receive the vaccination. Any student 17 years of age or younger must also present a release form (available from the Safety office), signed by a parent or guardian, before receiving the vaccine. At this time, the vaccine is not available to family members – it is only available to San Jacinto College students and employees.

The vaccine will be administered by the San Jacinto College nursing department staff and senior nursing students. A special thank you to them for their assistance!

For more information about the seasonal flu and H1N1 virus, please visit http://www.sanjac.edu/FluSeason or http://www.flu.gov. As always, please remember to take precautions to help prevent getting sick or spreading germs to others. Here are some important tips to consider:

  • Wash hands frequently, 20 seconds each time.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Dry your hands thoroughly using a paper towel or air dryer. If possible, use the paper towel to turn off the faucet and turn the knob on the door handle.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cough into your sleeve or a tissue to avoid spreading germs. Do not cough into your hands.
  • Put tissue in a wastebasket.
  • Keep surfaces clean, especially those used by others such as telephones and keyboards. Choose liquid over bar soap.
  • Avoid contact with people who are ill.

If you have any questions, please contact Ginger Lambert of Hollie Fulsom in the safety office at 281-998-6183, or ginger.lambert@sjcd.edu or hollie.fulsom@sjcd.edu.