ECU Swine Flu Clinic

The spread of the H1N1 flu virus is much more widespread and on the rise faster than any other flu season, according to the C.D.C.

It's for that reason vaccinating the most high risk groups became the mission on one Eastern Carolina campus.

With more than 28 thousand students enrolled and 5200 students living in close quarters in dorms, the need for H1N1 or swine flu vaccine is key to keep the spread of the virus down.

Monday, health officials held a swine flu vaccine clinic for at-risk students, staff and faculty.

So far, ECU health officials say they've had close to 300 cases of flu like symptoms reported.

And even though some campus across the country had to cancel classes because of the pandemic, ECU so far, has not, and they hope to keep it that way, even though the C.D.C has not made college a high risk priority.

The clinic will be open to all ecu students, faculty and staff from 9 AM until 4 PM at Wright Auditorium or until supplies last.


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  • by Rbh Location: Greenville on Nov 2, 2009 at 11:14 PM
    Is flu on the rise or are Doctors pushing the flu shot because so many were ordered and we have to use them since we paid for them. When I went to the doctor last week he looked really down when he tried to get me to take the shot and pardon the pun I shot him down. Is the flu worse or are we just calling everything the flu. Ask the Dr in Minn who just lost a malpractice case because he said it was the flu and a child died from Appendicitis.
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