Flu activity is expected to continue for the upcoming months, caused either by the 2009 H1N1 virus or regular seasonal flu viruses. The CDC continues to stress the importance of a three-step approach to fighting the flu: vaccination, everyday preventive actions including covering coughs and sneezes, frequent hand washing, and staying home when sick.
The Santa Clara Public Health Department has just informed us they have the H1N1 vaccine available for the general public. Call 408-885-4214 to schedule an appointment if you are interested in receiving the H1N1 vaccine. The vaccine is free and is available at the 976 Lenzen Avenue location (off the Alameda near Race St.).
CVS Pharmacy at El Camino Real and Scott has the H1N1 available on a walk-in basis from 10:00 to 4:00 pm. There is an $18.00 administration fee. You may want to check with your local pharmacy regarding H1N1 vaccine.
Cowell Student Health Center has requested additional H1N1 vaccine. Currently, we have no vaccine available. Should we receive a shipment we will notify the campus community.