H1N1 vaccine distributed to GERMS, Student Health Center employees
Last week, Georgetown received 300 doses of the nasal vaccine for H1N1, or swine flu, and distributed them to members of GERMS, Student Health Center employees, and workers in athletic training rooms, according to Assistant Vice President for Student Health, Dr. James Welsh. Nursing and medical students also received vaccines.
Only one dose was given to each person, good news for those who were worried about running out of the vaccine.
The doses given out last week were nasal, but Welsh says vaccines for the general University population will be injected. Welsh said the new doses will ideally come in the next few weeks.
According to a presidential report on H1N1, infection rates will peak into the middle of October.
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