41 students reported flu symptoms in November
Dates for campus swine flu vaccination clinics have finally been announced.
Clinics will go from Dec. 3 until Dec. 6 starting at 9 a.m. and running until 3 p.m.
Registration for the shot is being held on those days in James Dunn Hall, while the actual clinic will be set up in the O’keefe fitness centre.
Residence Life Director Ryan Sullivan confirmed the clinic dates, and said roughly 2,000 people will be vaccinated per day.
The clinics are open to students, faculty and staff from either STU or UNB.
Forty-one students reported flu-like symptoms to residence life during the month of November so far, Sullivan said.
The numbers of H1N1-infected across the country continue to grow.
Last week hospitalized H1N1 patients in New Brunswick climbed from 83 to 112.
Most were under the age of 30.
NB’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Eilish Cleary, said last week that officials hope to finish vaccinating people from priority groups within the next two weeks.
Hopefully “starting the 30th of November, or the week after that, we will be able to make the vaccine accessible to all New Brunswickers,” she said in a CBC article on Thursday.
Health officials say we have yet to reach the peak of this second wave.
“So far, this pandemic hasn’t behaved quite like expected,” Dr. Jo Ann Majerovich of the UNB Student Health Centre explained in an email.
She reserves comment on a potential third wave.
Another 4.8 million doses of the H1N1 vaccine were expected to be delivered to the provinces on Sunday.
Nunavut, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, British Colombia, Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland & Labrador have all made the H1N1 vaccination available to the general public.