WHAT: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Cal Poly Pomona are holding a free H1N1 vaccine clinic on campus
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: CTTi Building 220A, 3650 W. Temple Ave., Pomona (Across from the University Village at the corner of Temple Avenue and South Campus Drive)
HOW MUCH: The vaccination is free.
The H1N1 influenza (commonly called swine flu) vaccine will be
available for students, faculty and staff at Cal Poly Pomona, as well
as the general public. The clinic will operate on a walk-in basis; no
reservations will be taken. However, priority will be given to those in
higher risk groups: people under 24, adults 25 through 64 with chronic
medical conditions, pregnant women, people living with or caring for
infants, and emergency medical services personnel and healthcare
The registration and vaccination process takes about 10 to 15
minutes, but people are encouraged to set aside an hour, depending on
Parking is available across South Campus Drive in Lots K and B.
Students are also encouraged to ride the Bronco Express Shuttle (route
A and C), which have stops near CTTi. A map of the shuttle routes is
available at https://dsa.cpp.edu/parking/maps.asp.
Cal Poly Pomona is one of more than 50 sites in the first wave of
vaccination clinics organized by the county from Oct. 23 to Nov. 8.
Additional clinics will be available through the end of the year, and
those dates and locations will be announced as information becomes
available. For a list of the county-sponsored vaccination sites and
dates, visit www.lapublichealth.org.
Because private healthcare providers will receive the majority of
the H1N1 vaccines, people with medical insurance or a primary care
physician are encouraged to get the vaccine from a private healthcare
To prevent getting the flu and to stay in good health, always cover
your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Wash your
hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.
Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective. Avoid touching your
eyes, nose or mouth. And avoid close contact with sick people.
Student Health Services staff physician Dr. John Tsai and Ty
Ramsower, coordinator of health promotion & outreach, have answers
to some frequently asked questions about H1N1.