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CSU offers flu shots for students, community

By Curt Yeomans

cyeomans@news-daily.com

The University Health Services office at Clayton State University kicked off its fall, flu-shot campaign on Monday by administering flu shots to members of the school community, and the public, at its Morrow campus, according to school spokesman John Shiffert.

The flu shots will be available today from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., on "Main Street," in the school's James M. Baker University Center.

The shots will also be available Wednesday, from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., in room 272 of the university center, and on Thursday, during the same hours on "Main Street."

The University Center is located next to Clayton State's Swan Lake.

Flu shots will also be available in the health services clinic throughout each day, Shiffert said. The clinic is open from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m. It is located in room 211 of the university's Student Center, which is next to the University Center and the school's library.

The flu shots cost $15 for students, faculty, staff and their family members, and $20 for the general public.

According to the University Health Services web site, the shots are for the seasonal flu, and are not vaccinations for the Novel Type-A H1N1 Virus, also known as the swine flu.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been conducting trials on a possible vaccine for the H1N1 virus, and that vaccine is expected to be ready sometime this fall, according to the CDC's web site.

On its web site, the CDC also warns that "the seasonal flu vaccine is not expected to protect against the 2009 H1N1 flu."

Julia Spinolo, director of University Health Services at Clayton State, could not be reached for comment.