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Oct. 20: OP’s seasonal and H1N1 flu shot clinic

Mark your calendar. UCOP’s 2010 Fall Flu Shot Clinic is coming to Franklin on October 20, 2010 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in 10325. UCOP Risk Services, in partnership with University Health Service, is pleased to announce that the Fall Clinic will offer the combined seasonal and H1N1 vaccination for $25. The clinic is open to all Oakland- and Berkeley-based UCOP employees, including contractors and members of your household over the age of 16.

Staff from UC Berkeley’s University Health Services at Tang Center will be on hand to administer the vaccines on a first come, first-served basis.

This year, in response to the emerging health threat posed by pertussis, commonly referred to as “whooping cough,” the clinic will also offer the adult TDaP vaccine (for tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) for $60. Please come early – the supply of this vaccine is very limited.

By all accounts, this year’s pertussis outbreak is expected be the worst in the last 55 years. As of July 2010, California Department of Public Health statistics listed the number of reported cases of pertussis at nearly five times higher than reported in 2009. Click here to read more.

While healthy adults usually won’t experience much discomfort from pertussis, they can be carriers and spread the illness to infants. Click here for more information on pertussis and recommendations on who should receive the vaccine.

Please make checks payable to University Health Services. As always, a receipt will be provided. Most health insurers will accept it for reimbursement purposes.

For more information about this UCOP program or other EHS programs, please contact Larry Wong at (510) 987-9772 or larry.wong@ucop.edu, or Janine Crocker at (510) 987-9882 or janine.crocker@ucop.edu.


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