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Information about the 2009 H1N1 Flu

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This Web site is designed to answer all your questions about East Carolina University's proactive response to the 2009 H1N1 flu Virus. If you have any questions, please contact:

Student Health Service
Division of Academic and Student Affairs
East Carolina University 252.328.6841

H1N1 Vaccine

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved a vaccine for 2009 Novel H1N1 flu.

Most officials believe the vaccine will be available in mid to late fall of this year. The vaccine will likely be given according to certain priority criteria, meaning that some target groups will get the vaccine ahead of other groups. As soon as college students are identified as a target group, ECU Student Health will hold 2009 H1N1 Flu shot clinics to facilitate students getting the vaccine.

We anticipate that the 2009 H1N1 Flu vaccine will be free and that students will need a total of 2 doses (3-4 weeks apart) for adequate protection. The 2009 H1N1 vaccine is not the same as the regular seasonal flu shot and will not replace the need for a seasonal flu vaccine.

More information on 2009 H1N1 flu vaccination and flu shot clinics will be available in the near future.