100 H1N1 vaccines available at Health Center

The H1N1 flu vaccine will be available for Ball State University students Monday at the Amelia T. Wood Health Center.

Students will be able to receive the injectable vaccine from 2 to 4 p.m. or until the supply has run out. About 100 doses will be available, according to a campus e-mail. Because the supply is low, the vaccine will only be available to pregnant women, people caring for children under the age of six months and people who are "at an increased risk of complications from the flu," according to the e-mail. The Health Center is asking that students who are generally healthy don't request the vaccine yet.

The injectable vaccine is a killed virus strain that is suitable for people with chronic health conditions, such as asthma, cancer or diabetes.

The Health Center is expecting to receive more doses of the vaccine during the next few weeks, medical director Kent Bullis said in an interview Thursday.

The H1N1 vaccine is free for Ball State students.

For more information about the vaccine, visit http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM182242.pdf


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