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Purdue continues to offer H1N1 vaccine

swine flu/h1n1 shots still offeredWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue continues to offer H1N1 vaccinations to all of the university’s faculty, staff, retirees, students and their spouses/domestic partners.

“Despite the fact that the incidence of H1N1 has declined recently, both locally and nationally, the Centers for Disease Control states that the flu is expected to continue for months,” said James Westman, director of the Purdue Student Health Center. “This ebb between H1N1 waves presents an excellent opportunity for those who have not received the vaccine to be immunized. Getting the vaccine is the single best way to protect against the H1N1 virus.”

The university has administered the vaccine to more than 6,700 people as of Feb. 18, including 3,846 students. Vaccinations are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays in Room G51 of the Purdue Student Health Center.

There is no charge for students. Purdue identification cards will be needed, and employees also will need to show their Purdue-sponsored insurance card to cover the $12 administration fee.

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