H1N1 immunization to begin at Barry University on Friday, Nov. 6
Nov 04, 2009
Contact: Whitney Sessa
On Friday, Nov. 6, Barry University’s Student Health Center will begin administering the H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) vaccine on the university’s Miami Shores campus during an initial Flu Shot Clinic midday in the Landon Student Union Events Room.
The vaccine, distributed according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Miami-Dade County Health Department guidelines, will be offered to Barry students, faculty and staff free of charge, with high risk individuals receiving the vaccine first and others receiving it when additional supplies arrive. The flu shot clinic is not open to the general public.
The initial supply of the H1N1 vaccine for the Barry community includes the live attenuated nasal spray vaccine and the inactivated intramuscular vaccine. Individuals receiving the vaccine will be screened to determine which vaccine should be administered.
Vaccines will be administered by students, faculty and staff from Barry’s Division of Nursing who have volunteered to take part in the vaccination effort. More than 100 volunteers from the Division of Nursing have registered with and received training through the Miami-Dade Medical Reserve Corps.