First H1N1 clinic draws orderly crowd

More than 580 members of the campus community, mostly students, received vaccinations to prevent the H1N1 flu Wednesday.

As a news crew from KRDO watched, Student Health Center staff and dozens of volunteers asked questions about medical history before plunging hypodermic needles into arms. Lines that had formed before the clinic’s 9 a.m. opening quickly disappeared and the clinic moved from serving only students with valid identification to accepting faculty and staff.

“Things went really smoothly today,” Hanenberg said. “I want to thank everyone who volunteered and made this a success – student nurses from Beth-El who actually did the injections and many others who helped keep things organized.”

Earlier this fall, Student Health Center staff immunized students living in university housing bringing the total number of vaccinations to 800.

Another clinic is likely, Hanenberg said, and will be announced by campus e-mail.

Kimberly Russo, nursing student, vaccinates Matthew Parker at an H1N1 clinic sponsored by the Student Health Center Wednesday in the UC Gym

 

Ella Stanton, Resource Management, completes paperwork with Nancy Gadachy, program assistant, Student Health Center, to receive the H1N1 vaccine Wednesday during a flu shot clinic in the UC Gym.
KRDO reporter Scott Harrison interviews Stephanie Hanenberg, director, Student Health Center, Wednesday about the details of the first campus H1N1 flu shot clinic

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