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More H1N1 vaccines available from 2 to 4 p.m. today

University Health Services received another limited supply of H1N1 nasal spray vaccines.

Free vaccinations to healthy students are available from 2 to 4 p.m. today in Foust Hall 249, according to an e-mail from University Communications.

If any additional doses are left, they can be administered Thursday during normal vaccination hours.

The vaccination can only be given to students who are between the ages of 17 and 24 without chronic diseases or those who are between 25 and 49 without chronic health diseases who are health care workers, first responders or who are caring for children younger than 6 months old.

6 Comments

  1. Don’t inject a poison cocktail into your body, it could turn out much worse than a simple flu.

  2. Pre-med Student says:

    I thought H1N1 vaccines were supposed to go to people of high risk first such as those with these chronic conditions…this is a little backwards. Good job University Health Services!

  3. Pre-med Student says:

    P.S. How is health services going to guarentee students that received just the FIRST of TWO injections required for this H1N1 vaccine to be “fully vaccinated” be able to get the second injection since there’s such a catastrophe and such limited supply? Thoughts to ponder for everyone rushing out frantically to get your H1N1 vaccine.

  4. To the pre-med student,

    Settle down. You’re still learning, and you have a long way to go. You don’t have it all figured out yet :)

  5. Adults do not need two injections for full immunity. As far as I know, only young children do. I was just immunized myself, and my doctor did not tell me that I needed a second injection for full immunity!

    At any rate, the university has the nasal mist version of the vaccine, not the injection. The nasal mist is a live vaccine; the injection is dead. Pregnant women, children under 2, and others with health problems are not supposed to get the live (i.e. nasal) vaccine). Are you saying that students will need two doses of the nasal mist? Not so.

    Get your facts straight.

  6. This swine flu thing is vastly overrated.
    Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t the regular flu kill 10′s of thousands in the US each year, and people are freaking out over this? Just because it’s a new strain that started picking up steam earlier in the year than the usual flu season? So what?
    I find this whole national swine-flu freak out to be stupid. Reminds me of avain flu, the whole West Nile thing and so on. I had to cover a swine-flu clinic for the first round of shots for 6-month-old children through age 18 here in North Dakota for my paper and the fact that there were lines a few hundred feet long I thought was a bit much.
    Way too much hype over something that likely won’t be nearly as bad as people think.

    Just my two cents. Well, maybe ten.

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