By: Jamie Meyerson
22 October 2010
With an earlier than expected shipment of both flu mist and seasonal flu vaccine, Gannett Health Services has already vaccinated more than 6,000 Cornell students, faculty and staff free of charge at flu clinics stationed throughout campus.
According to Heather Stone, Gannett public health communications specialist, the 6,000 vaccines administered thus far account for half of the roughly 12,000 doses that Gannett received in September. This shipment is on par with the 11,300 seasonal flu vaccines administered by Gannett during the 2008-2009 flu season.
The 2009-2010 flu season marked an increase in vaccines administered by Gannett to 14,247, in part due to the H1N1 pandemic. Gannett will order more vaccines this year as needed, Stone said.
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