Health Center gets 300 H1N1 vaccines

The Ball State University Amelia T. Wood Health Center received 300 doses of H1N1 FluMist vaccine Wednesday, Health Center Director Kent Bullis said.

The vaccine will be available to students and faculty from 10:30 a.m. to noon today, or until supply runs out, he announced in an e-mail. Signs will be placed in the Health Center waiting room to direct patients where to go for the vaccine.

The vaccine is free and is approved for generally healthy people ages 2 to 49. The FluMist has not been approved for those who are pregnant or have chronic health problems, such as asthma or diabetes.

Bullis said he set up a Nov. 18 flu clinic for disabled students at Noyer
Complex to get the injectable form of the vaccine, which is safe for people who are pregnant or have chronic health problems.

The FluMist vaccine is a weakened virus, so there is still a small chance that it will cause symptoms, he said.


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