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H1N1 clinic tied to tournament game

March 10, 2010

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Swine Flu Pandemic

An outbreak of H1N1 Swine Flu was reported in Mexico in April 2009. By the end of May, it had spread across the U.S., with all 50 states reporting cases.

Kansas University is having a special H1N1 flu vaccine clinic on Thursday during the first half of the men’s Big 12 Tournament game.

The slogan is “Be a winner and take a shot.”

The clinic is for students and staff, and it’s free. It will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Alderson Auditorium on the fourth floor of the Kansas Union, where a basketball game watch party will take place.

Those who get vaccinated can register to win one of two basketballs signed by men’s Coach Bill Self and women’s Coach Bonnie Henrickson.

Also, the first 150 people vaccinated will get a mini basketball and hoop.

The clinic is sponsored by KU’s Student Health Services and the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.

Comments

knowledgeispower 4 years, 1 month ago

So, the WHO, normally an excellent group, changes the criteria and definition of a "Pandemic" to fit the H1N1 occurence and never retracts it when it ceases to blossom into a true pandemic. So, they get to have their first pandemic, after creating all the (still valid) preparations for such an event. Then H1N1 turns out to not be any more lethal than the seasonal flu (so far much less in the US), for which the flu shot is still of debatable use for those populations not in a particularly susceptible state, which is most people. But we already spent the money to make all of this vaccine, so we have to justify it's cost by convincing everyone they're going to die without it. Sorry folks, welcome to the big machine ...

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gr 4 years, 1 month ago

Something tells me that in August they will still be saying it's not too late to get your pork flu shot for 2010 and also to get your 2011 pork flu shot, too!

Around and around it goes. Out the back door and back in the front door.

Turnstile vaccination lives.

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