Flu clinic a success
More than 2300 students, faculty and staff were vaccinated against H1N1 at this week’s flu shot clinic at Grant Hall.
"The turnout was great, and public health had people going through the process pretty quickly," says Dan Langham, Director of Environmental Health and Safety.
The shot is still available to students by appointment at Student Health Services, and public health continues to run community clinics.
According to Suzanne Billing, Medical Director of Student Health Services, the levels of H1N1 continue to decline on campus and in Kingston. However, it is still important to try and avoid getting sick and spreading the illness.
“Immunization is still the best approach to being protected from the virus,” says Dr. Billing. “People will be travelling over the holidays and they may be exposed in places where H1N1 rates are still high, as they were here in the recent past. The importance of hand washing, social distancing from those with the virus, and coughing and sneezing into your sleeve cannot be over-estimated.” www.queensu.ca/pandemic