Few VCU Students Get H1N1 Shot

By Juliette Delp
VCU Insight

RICHMOND, Va. — Only 1300 of nearly 32,000 Virginia Commonwealth University students have received the H1N1 vaccine.

Dr. Margaret Roberson, Director of VCU’s Student Health Services, says that those who have not received the vaccine still should.

“Definitely we still want people to get vaccinated,” said Roberson.

Roberson says the reason for the low number of vaccine recipients is due to public concerns about the vaccination.

“There’s a lot of misconception about the vaccine, people thought it was a new vaccine an actual fact is it’s manufactured just the way the seasonal flu vaccine is,” said Roberson.

Roberson says she thinks the H1N1 flu will have another wave of illness in the upcoming Spring months.

The vaccine is available for free to students at the University Health Services.

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