ECU Joins Effort To Get Students Vaccinated

East Carolina University is one of several in the state in a renewed effort to vaccinate students for the H1N1 flu virus.

State health officials say from late January through early February, student health centers outpaced other providers in cases of influenza-like illness. A similar trend was evident during the fall wave of H1N1. But college-age individuals remain the least immunized overall in the state.

One of the efforts to encourage vaccinations at ECU will be Pee Dee the Pirate sporting bandages with the message "The Flu Stops with Me" at some basketball games this month.


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  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Feb 17, 2010 at 09:19 AM
    Patriot.....The article I referenced below WITH the quote is from the Department of Homeland Security website. It is a US Government website. I wrote that it was from the Department if Homeland Security!! I also suggested that you Google so that you could see the hundreds of options and make your own opinion. I am not sure how much more info I could provide without coming to your house and typing it in for you. Here is the EXACT website if this is what you need. "http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1244741856481.shtm"
  • by Genuine Patriot Location: Greenville on Feb 17, 2010 at 06:51 AM
    Dave, I asked you to post links to credible sources. All you did was tell us to "google it." sorry but, what you are saying is, "I cant give you credible sources so i'll tell you to find your own." If you were familiar with web and search technology, you would know that search results are going to be different when you do it and different when I do it. It can change day to day. Telling people to search IS NOT the same as showing your sources. Furthermore, there's a difference between a president rubber-stamping a bill that goes across his desk, and that same president "creating" the epidemic. I don't care who that president is, I'm not biased. I think bush sucked and I think Obama sucked. Neither of them knows the heart of the common man. They are both wealthy jerks.
  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Feb 16, 2010 at 01:03 PM
    Patriot I will have you Google "Kathleen Sebelius H1N1" and take your pick. "Obama H1N1" will work as well. I will give you one example from the Dept. of Homeland Security in a joint statement with Janet Napolitano. Due to size contraints I will post the title. "Statements by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano on WHO Decision to Declare Novel H1N1 Virus Outbreak a Pandemic". Here is a quote from this article for what was a very mild virus. "Today’s decision by the WHO was expected and doesn’t change what we have been doing here in the United States to prepare for and respond to this public health challenge. Once we saw how fast this virus was spreading, we activated our pandemic plans and started doing all the things we needed to do to keep the public as safe and secure as possible,” There are hundreds of examples. Apparently my behind "talks" better than your mouth. If you want to take the vaccine...fine, but you are taking unnessary risk.
  • by Genuine Patriot Location: Gville on Feb 16, 2010 at 07:56 AM
    Dave, I challenge you to provide an actual credible source (a web link to factual information, not to some entertainment spin show) that demonstrates that the president created and devised this h1n1 craze in the US (as you claim). If you cannot do this, we can conclude you are talking out of your behind. Thanks. We will be waiting.
  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Feb 15, 2010 at 07:47 PM
    Genuine Patriot.....Obama created the H1N1 craze in the US. Thankfully US citizens still gives organizations like the WHO very little credibility. Most people now recognize that these international organizations are less interested in peoples welfare and much more interested in power and control over US citizens. The same people still pushing the H1N1 vaccine are the same ones still clinging to the hoax of man made global warming.
  • by Sharon Location: FL on Feb 15, 2010 at 12:16 PM
    I just found this video on You Tube that really shows how germs and viruses spread. It is so cool. It's meant for kids but I even learned a lot! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56mq1t1BqfY
  • by Genuine Patriot Location: Greenville on Feb 15, 2010 at 11:31 AM
    Get your facts straight Dave. It was the WHO (World Health Organization) that created this "epidemic". By the way, it was only able to be a pandemic and/or epidemic due to that they changed the criteria to number of infections, whereas it used to be based on the number of deaths. Note that Europe is smarter than we are, and is investigating the WHO for this consumer and taxpayer exploitation that cost us billions of dollars.
  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Feb 15, 2010 at 07:51 AM
    The Obama administration created this "epidemic" to help with his radical policies. Words to live by from their socialist heroes, never let a crisis go to waste. They were using this to pump up their healthcare plan and distract from their other radical agenda items. Of course it failed misably. They could not get the vaccine out due to government involvement in the manufacturing process when it was needed and now that it is no longer needed they are trying to give the stuff away on every street corner. Don't take it folks. You do not need it. You never needed it.
  • by concerned citizen Location: Greenville, NC on Feb 15, 2010 at 07:05 AM
    Please be aware of side effects of any flu vaccine, including swine flu vaccine (injection or spray). There have been a few cases of Guillian-Barret Syndrome in the Greenville area occurring soon after the swine flu vaccine. This is a very serious disease that attacks the spine and peripheral nervous system, resulting in paralysis and difficulty breathing. Recovery will take 3 months to 1 year or longer. It will require blood plasma transplants and a lot of physical therapy. According to the CDC, this reaction is very rare (1-2 in 100,000). However, after seeing this happen to my friend and spreading the word, I have heard of other cases. It would be interesting to see others' comments on whether they know someone who has had this. I understand it can happen after sickness as well. My friend had not been sick at all. It seems to be something that is under-reported. Please research this before you consider getting the swine flu vaccine.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2010 at 05:19 AM
    So are they actually testing to confirm it is H1N1?
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