By Juliette Delp
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.
By Iva Radman
RICHMOND, Va — As swine flu continues to spread around the nation, Virginia Commonwealth University and the Health Preparedness Committee are meeting to make plans should swine flu become a serious problem. Among those included in the meeting are VCU Student Health Services, Residence Life, Dining Services, and News Services.
Director of the Wellness Resource Center for the VCU campuses, Linda Hancock, says they are planning for possible outbreaks of illness in addition to prevention.
By Eric Blackstock and Ben Shafer
RICHMOND, Va. – Officials at Virginia Commonwealth University are warning students to exercise precaution as swine flu, known officially as novel H1N1 influenza, may spread on campus this year.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified more than 40,000 cases of H1N1 in the United States. Colleges and universities have been declared “points of spread” for the virus.