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Campus Health out of flu vaccines

Campus Health Services has run out of vaccinations for the seasonal flu and will not be receiving more, an official said.

Campus Health depleted its reserve of the shots after an Oct. 3 rush where close to 500 were given out, said spokesperson Terri West.

“”And that was it,”” she said.

No new seasonal-flu shots will be delivered to the UA because pharmaceutical companies have stopped producing them in favor of the H1N1 vaccine, set to arrive on campus in early November, West said.

In the meantime, she said, requests for the seasonal shots have continued to pour in, though she could not cite an exact number of denied persons because Campus Health does not keep request records.

However, “”it looks like we’re starting to increase again,”” West said of the seasonal-flu epidemic on campus.

Campus Health officials have been referring those in need of shots to clinics run by Mollen Immunization Clinics — a national immunization provider — near campus. Most of those clinics are still well stocked, West said.


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