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.