Patient for Your Flu Shot
Manufacturing problems may cause a delay in the distribution of the influenza vaccine. Once physicians and hospitals receive their initial supply, they should give first priority to people in high-risk categories, including the chronically ill and those over 65, recommends the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
"Thomas Jefferson University Hospital will comply with this recommendation," says Ellen O'Connor, MD, Medical Director, University Health Services, which traditionally begins giving free flu shots to Thomas Jefferson University employees and students in mid-October.
"Since we don't know how long the delay in vaccine availability will be, we recommend calling for an update before coming to University Health Services or going to your doctor for a flu shot. Fortunately, a shot received by late December will provide ample protection through-out the flu season."
University Health Services recently relocated to suite 6230 in the Gibbon Building, and can be reached at 5-6835.
New U.S. Savings Bond Offered
The new United States Series I Savings Bond offers its owners the safety of a piggybank and pays interest adjusted to inflation to preserve its purchasing power. You can learn more about the new Series I bond at the Benefits Fair October 17 at McClellan Hall or by calling the benefits office at 3-7858. You can invest in the new bonds, as well as Series EE bonds, through payroll deduction.
Annual Lupus Loop Set for Oct. 29
Previous sites were at 1201 Chestnut and 833 Chestnut East, Suite 1001. Telephone numbers remain the same with a new general number, 215-955-4747, for all inquiries.
Blood Shortage Still Critical
The Blood Donor Center urges all eligible donors to call for an appointment at 5-7791. The Center's hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.