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.