H1N1 vaccine clinic to be held at UK for students, faculty

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

If you work at the University of Kentucky or are a student, you'll soon will be able to receive the H1N1 vaccine.

University health officials say they'll offer a walk-in clinic to anyone in the campus community on Thursday.

The Fayette County Health Department has already held several mass H1N1 vaccination clinics for the public.

The health department has now given UK 2,000 nasal mist vaccines, but no shots.

University health officials are stressing the importance of getting vaccinated, stating with the nasal mist spray, the small dose of the live virus can actually provide herd immunity.

The clinic will be held at the University Health Services building on South Limestone, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Thursday.

Some students like Natalie Gaither say they will likely take advantage of the opportunity, but other students weren't so sure. Some expressed concern of the vaccination's side effects. For UK student Corey King, he says he just doesn't feel he's at risk of getting the H1N1 virus.

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