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H1N1 clinic Thursday for UK students, employees

Some 2,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine will be available to University of Kentucky employees and students during a free clinic Thursday.

The vaccine will be given in the form of a nasal mist which is not recommended for people with serious health conditions. It also can't be given to people who has taken influenza anti-viral medications, such as Tamiflu, Relenza, amantadine or rimantadine, within the previous 48 hours.

The nasal vaccine is approved for use in healthy people age 2 to 49 who are not pregnant or nursing.

The University Health Services clinic at 830 S. Limestone will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those under 18 will need a UK student ID to receive the vaccine.

For information on H1N1 or other clinics, call the Public Health Influenza Hotline at 1-877-843-7727 or go to http://healthalerts.ky.gov. Or contact the Lexington health department at www.lexflucrew.com or (859) 288-7529.

For campus information, go to www.uky.edu/EM/swineflu.htm.

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