Wardenburg ran out of seasonal influenza shots Oct. 20, but more vaccinations are expected for both seasonal and H1N1 influenza, said CU Spokesman Bronson Hilliard.
Hilliard said the school received less seasonal flu shots than usual because the manufacturers switched to making the H1N1 influenza vaccine.
“We received about 200-300 hundred [shots],” Hilliard said. “In the past, we had 800 or so doses.”
Hilliard said Wardenburg should be receiving the seasonal influenza shot in November, but the school does not know when vaccines for H1N1 influenza will be arriving.
“They are arriving unpredictably,” Hilliard said. “[The vaccine distributors] told us they wouldn’t [get any shots] and then 100 doses showed up.”
He added that CU will announce when more vaccines are received, and students should continue to be diligent in their efforts to prevent the virus from spreading. He said students should use antibacterial soap, sneeze into elbows, and make sure to disinfect common surfaces in dorm rooms.
Tyler Menge, a 21-year-old senior MCD biology major, said he got the flu shot before it ran out.
“I got it in the Book Store,” Menge said. “They were out by two, but that’s the nature of the flu shot.”
Jamie Alexandra Queen, a 22-year-old senior ecology & evolutionary biology major, said she also got the vaccine.
“I got it because I’m high risk,” Queen said.
Sara Squires, another 22-year-old senior ecology & evolutionary biology major, said she did not get the shot.
“It’s hard for [the school] because it’s really hard to predict how many shots they will need,” Squires said. “I have never gotten it.”
Jacob Gardner, a 21-year-old junior English major, said he’d like to get the shot.
“I wasn’t aware of where it was because I never read the e-mails,” Gardner said. “I would have been so pissed [if I had gone]. I’ll definitely go if we get more in.”
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