The College of William and Mary has received its first round of H1N1, or swine flu, vaccines. The Student Health Center will be providing the vaccine to high-risk students beginning Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
According to an e-mail sent to the campus community, high-risk students include women who are pregnant, students who suffer from diabetes, students on immunosuppressive medications and students with asthma or other chronic pulmonary diseases. The College notified high-risk students of the chance to get vaccinated by telephone today.
The College will be receiving supplies of the vaccine weekly, and according to Vice President for Student Affairs
Ginger Ambler ’88, Ph.D ’06, all students will eventually be able to receive the vaccine free of cost.
“As we use up the vaccines, they’ll send us more,” said Ambler.
Ambler also believes H1N1 clinics will be held in other locations as the vaccine becomes more readily available.