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Flu Clinics @ SFU Fall 2010

October 19th, 2010

SFU’s Health and Counselling Services is offering a series of Flu Vaccination Clinics starting late October 2010. Free and paid vaccines will be available to SFU students, staff and faculty. To determine whether you qualify for a free vaccine please visit ImmunizeBC.  If you do qualify for a free vaccine be sure to bring your Care Card with you to the clinic.  If you are pregnant and want to get the free vaccine please bring your doctor’s note to the clinic.  If you do not qualify for the free vaccine, each flu shot will cost $20.00.
For a full schedule of HCS Flu Clinics please visit Vaccinations at SFU

Flu Clinics at SFU

December 17th, 2009

Presently, Health and Counselling Services (HCS) does not have any additional Flu Clinics scheduled at SFU.  If you are still interested in receiving the H1N1 and/or Seasonal flu vaccine please see your family doctor or visit a public clinic.  For information regarding public vaccination clinics, please visit the BC government flu clinic locator at http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/flu, or visit your local health authority website:

Health and Counselling Services may schedule additional flu clinics at SFU in 2010 if the need arises.  Any additional flu clinic information will be posted here, so check back often.  For resources and information on preventing cold and flu please visit the HCS website at www.students.sfu.ca/health.

Additional Flu Clinic – Dec 15th

December 10th, 2009

In addition to the Flu Clinic scheduled for Friday December 11th, from 9:30am to 3:00pm in the James Douglas Room a clinic will also be held on Tuesday December 15th, 9:30am to 3:00pm in the James Douglas Room.  Please note this is the LAST clinic HCS has scheduled at SFU.

All BC residents are eligible for H1N1 vaccine free of charge with an MSP card (i.e. CareCard).  Seasonal flu vaccine is available free of charge to those who meet public health criteria or $20 to those who do not meet the criteria and choose to receive it.   See http://www.immunizebc.ca/ImmVacPrevDis/influenza.htm for more detail.  Pregnant women should discuss the vaccine and risks with their family doctor and will require a doctor’s note for the SFU clinics.  Please remember to bring your Care Card with you to any SFU clinic.

For public vaccination clinics, please visit the BC government flu clinic locator at http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/flu, contact your family doctor, or visit your local health authority website:

Flu Vaccine Availability Update Nov 27, 2009

November 27th, 2009

This is to note new and changed flu clinic times.

All BC residents are now eligible for H1N1 vaccine free of charge with an MSP card (i.e. CareCard).  

 Seasonal flu vaccine is available as per previous years – free of charge to those who meet public health criteria or $20 to those who do not meet the criteria and choose to receive it.   See http://www.immunizebc.ca/ImmVacPrevDis/influenza.htm for more detail.

 Note: Vaccine and times are limited on any given day.  It will be distributed until the end of the clinic or until vaccine runs out, whichever comes first.  Lines have been forming early.  If you have questions, ask the assistant handing out the forms at the clinic.

Pregnant women should discuss the vaccine and risks with their family doctor and will require a doctor’s note for the SFU clinics.

Please see http://www.sfu.ca/vaccinations/?feed=rss2 for the latest SFU information on availability and clinics.  If you are experiencing flu like symptoms or have concerns about the flu or the vaccines, please contact HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 or visit their website http://www.healthlinkbc.ca.

 CLINIC LOCATIONS AND TIMES

Below are the clinics being offered at SFU.  NEW CLINICS WERE ADDED.  PLEASE NOTE THE TIMES AS SOME HAVE CHANGED.

BURNABY (SFU Clinics)
Monday, November 30, 10:30am – 4:00pm, (NOTE CHANGED TIME) James Douglas – Academic Quadrangle Building, by Simon C’s convenience store and the International Lounge.  
Wednesday, December 02, 9:30am – 3:00pm, James Douglas
Thursday, December 03, 9:30am – 3:00pm, James Douglas
Tuesday, December 08, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, James Douglas
Thursday, December 10, 9:30am – 3:00pm, James Douglas
Friday, December 11, 9:30am – 3:00pm, James Douglas

 VANCOUVER (SFU Clinics)
Tuesday, December 01, 10:00am – 1:00pm, hallway outside SFU Health and Counselling at Harbour Centre
Friday, December 04, 10:00am – 1:00pm, hallway outside SFU Health and Counselling at Harbour Centre

 SURREY (Public Health Clinics)

Public health will be holding mass flu clinics right across the street from SFU Surrey.  Public Health mentioned that the crowds are large at the beginning of each clinic and suggested that people may want to show up a couple hours later.  Please verify these times with Fraser Health Authority (http://www.fraserhealth.ca) before attending.

Address:  North Surrey Recreation Centre, 10275 – 135th Street, Surrey
Monday, November 30, 9:30am  - 2:30pm
Wednesday, December 02, 9:30am - 2:00pm
Saturday, December 05, 9:30am - 3:00pm

 ELSEWHERE

For public vaccination clinics, please visit the BC government flu clinic locator at http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/flu, contact your family doctor, or visit your local health authority website:

Flu Vaccine Availability Update Nov 19, 2009

November 19th, 2009

Public health has relaxed the criteria for the H1N1 vaccine and it is now available to all BC residents.  Health and Counselling Services will be offering flu vaccine clinics over the next while at specific times and locations. 

H1N1 vaccine is available to all residents of BC free of charge with an MSP card (i.e. CareCard).  Seasonal flu vaccine is available as per previous years – free of charge to those who meet public health criteria or $20 to those who do not meet the criteria and choose to receive it.   See http://www.immunizebc.ca/ImmVacPrevDis/influenza.htm for more detail. 

Pregnant women should discuss the vaccine and risks with their family doctor and will require a doctor’s note for the SFU clinics.

Please see http://www.sfu.ca/vaccinations/?feed=rss2 for the latest SFU information on availability and clinics.  If you are experiencing flu like symptoms or have concerns about the flu or the vaccines, please contact HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 or visit their website http://www.healthlinkbc.ca.

Below are the clinics being offered at SFU.   We will update this blog as we are able to offer more clinics.

SFU – BURNABY CAMPUS (Please note the different locations)

Friday, November 20, 11:00am – 2:00pm, James Douglas Room
 * please note: PAID seasonal flu vaccine may not be available during the Nov 20 clinic.  To be determined.
Tuesday, November 24, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Residence Dining Hall
Friday, November 27, 9:30am – 3:00pm, James Douglas
Monday, November 30, 9:30am – 3:00pm, James Douglas
Wednesday, December 02, 9:30am – 3:00pm, James Douglas

SFU – VANCOUVER CAMPUS

Tuesday, December 01, 10:00am – 1:00pm, hallway outside SFU Health and Counselling at Harbour Centre
Friday, December 04, 10:00am – 1:00pm, hallway outside SFU Health and Counselling at Harbour Centre

For clinics held elsewhere in the community please visit the BC government flu clinic locator at http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/flu, contact your family doctor, or visit your local health authority website:

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (North Shore/Coast Garibaldi, Vancouver and Richmond.)
http://www.vch.ca

Fraser Health Authority (Fraser North, Fraser South and Fraser East)
http://www.fraserhealth.ca

Flu Vaccine Availability Update, Nov. 17, 2009

November 17th, 2009

Public health has announced a change in the criteria for receiving the flu vaccine.  This information and our ability to provide the vaccine is changing rapidly.  Please see http://www.sfu.ca/vaccinations/?feed=rss2 for the latest information on availability.   Flu Clinics will be offered at specific times at SFU for people who meet the public health expanded criteria while supplies last.

If you are experience flu like symptoms or have concerns about the flu, please contact HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 or visit their website http://www.healthlinkbc.ca.

SFU Health and Counselling Services has received a limited supply of H1N1 vaccine for students, faculty and staff who are: 

  •  pregnant with a doctor’s note or 
  •  all ages with chronic health conditions or 
  •  are the household contacts of infants under 6 months or the immune compromised or 
  •  between the ages of 6 months and 18 years old.
  •  emergency first responders (firefighters, police officers) 
  •  living in remote or isolated communities
  •  a member of an Aboriginal community

Clinics for these specific groups will be held on the following dates.  Please NOTE the different locations and times:

Vancouver : Hallway Outside of HCS Vancouver
November 19, Thursday 10:00am-1:00 pm

Burnaby : James Douglas room
November 20, Friday   11:00am-2:00pm  

Please bring your medical insurance documentation (i.e. CareCard).

For clinics held elsewhere in the community please visit the BC government flu clinic locator at http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/flu, contact your family doctor, or visit your local health authority website:

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (North Shore/Coast Garibaldi, Vancouver and Richmond.)
http://www.vch.ca

Fraser Health Authority (Fraser North, Fraser South and Fraser East)
http://www.fraserhealth.ca

For SFU pandemic plan information or H1N1 information visit http://www.sfu.ca/H1N1.

Vaccine Availability Update, Nov. 10, 2009

November 10th, 2009

Flu vaccine availability at SFU has extended to Nov 12 and 13.    For SFU pandemic plan information or H1N1 information visit http://www.sfu.ca/H1N1.

SFU students, faculty and staff who fall into Phase 2 HIGH RISK group can get vaccinated for both H1N1 flu and seasonal flu at the Burnaby campus, Nov. 12, and 13 from 1:30pm-4pm at Health and Counselling Services, in the Maggie Benston Centre, Room MBC 0101.  

It is only available through drop-in during those times while supplies last – we are not taking flu vaccine appointments – but please note daily vaccines are limited.  Please bring your CareCard.

The HIGH RISK group is determined by Public Health and includes:

  • pregnant women
  • people under age of 65 with chronic health conditions
  • members of the Aboriginal community
  • children 6 months to 5 years old
  • people who work in health care
  • people who are in contact at home or through home care services with infants and people who have compromised immune systems

Information on the broadening of the RISK GROUP criteria is not available as of Nov 10.  BC public health officials have not yet given an exact date of when the vaccine will be available to the general population.  They have recently stated that it will probably be available in December.  We will post more information as it becomes available and if we are able to add more flu vaccine dates.

If you have any questions about external clinics please visit the BC government flu clinic locator at http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/flu/, contact your family doctor, or visit your local health authority website:

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (North Shore/Coast Garibaldi, Vancouver and Richmond.)

Fraser Health Authority (Fraser North, Fraser South and Fraser East)

Vaccine Availability Update, Nov. 6, 2009

November 6th, 2009

Flu vaccine availability at SFU has extended to Nov 9 and 10. 

SFU students, faculty and staff who fall into Phase 2 HIGH RISK group can get vaccinated for both H1N1 flu and seasonal flu at the Burnaby campus, Nov. 9, and 10 from 1:30pm-4pm at Health and Counselling Services, in the Maggie Benston Centre, Room MBC 0101.  

It is only available through drop-in during those times while supplies last – we are not taking flu vaccine appointments – but please note daily vaccines are limited.  Please bring your CareCard.

The HIGH RISK group is determined by Public Health and includes:

  • pregnant women
  • people under age of 65 with chronic health conditions
  • members of the Aboriginal community
  • children 6 months to 5 years old
  • people who work in health care
  • people who are in contact at home or through home care services with infants and people who have compromised immune systems

Information on the broadening of the RISK GROUP criteria is not available as of Nov 6.  BC public health officials have not yet given an exact date of when the vaccine will be available to the general population.  They have recently stated that it will probably be available in December.  We will post more information as it becomes available and if we are able to add more flu vaccine dates.

Vaccine Availability Update Nov.4, 2009

November 4th, 2009

The vaccine is still available to those who meet the criteria.

The remaining dates/times are in the bottom floor of the Maggie Benston Centre and are mentioned below.  This is open to the SFU community as per the RISK GROUP outlined in a previous post.  While supplies last – a subsequent post will mention if supplies run out.  When we have more info about availability or changes in criteria (as per public health) we will post it as well.   Please bring your CareCard.

Lineups have formed by noon during the past couple of days.  

Nov 4, 1:30 to 4:00pm, bottom floor MBC

Nov 5, 1:30 to 4:00pm, bottom floor MBC

Nov 6, 1:30 to 4:00pm, bottom floor MBC

First come first serve

November 3rd, 2009

HCS is only able to provide a limited number of flu shots per day AND has been provided a limited amount of vaccine. 

We will offer the vaccine until supplies last and will post here when they are gone.  Please note people have been lining up.  At 1:30 we will be handing out numbered tickets to the predicted number of people we are able to serve that day (which depends on nurse availability).   It is on a first come first serve basis daily and we are not able to predict when people need to begin to line-up.  Unfortunately we have not been able to serve everyone who visits.

Clinic dates/times and information on who is considered in a risk group are listed in previous posts.

If you have any questions about external clinics please visit the BC government flu clinic locator at http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/flu/, contact your family doctor, or visit your local health authority website:

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (North Shore/Coast Garibaldi, Vancouver and Richmond.)

Fraser Health Authority (Fraser North, Fraser South and Fraser East)