Health Center director says students can get free H1N1 vaccines today

Students can get free H1N1 vaccinations today at the Amelia T. Wood Health Center.

The Health Center has received "a small supply" of the H1N1 FluMist vaccine, Kent Bullis, director of the Health Center, announced Wednesday.

During Wednesday's Student Government Association meeting, Bullis gave an update about the pandemic to SGA senators.

"At 8:30 this morning [Wednesday], I received a call from the Indiana Board of Health telling us we should receive vaccine doses today," Bullis said. "This afternoon we received 413 doses of the H1N1 vaccine and will distribute them to students beginning tomorrow morning [Thursday]."

The vaccine will be available between 8:30 and 11 a.m. and again between 1:30 and 4 p.m. today in the Health Center waiting room, or until supply runs out, Bullis announced.

The vaccinations are administered in the form of nasal sprays, which Bullis said is not safe for everyone.

He said the Health Center hopes to receive injectable doses to give to students who are pregnant or have chronic diseases, such as diabetes, as soon as possible.


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