U of M offering H1N1 vaccine to 'high priority' students and staffby Lorna Benson, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — The University of Minnesota will offer H1N1 vaccine to some students and staff in so-called "high priority" groups Wednesday and Thursday.
The university received the nasal spray form of the H1N1 vaccine. The mist version can only be used in healthy people up to age 49 who are not pregnant.
The U of M says it will give the vaccine to its health care workers and students who have direct patient contact and to those who live with or take care of someone under the age of 6 months.
Students who are eligible for the vaccine are those in the Medical School, Nursing School, School of Public Health, College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professionals.
Unlike the walk-up clinics held for seasonal flu vaccine earlier this fall, the University will only give out the H1N1 vaccine by appointment at its Minneapolis campus. Students and staff can sign up for an appointment on the U of M website.