AUBURN – A recent Ask Alabama poll showed that only 34 percent of respondents told Auburn University pollsters that they had already received flu shots, with another 15 percent saying they planned to get one.
These results were based on a statewide survey of 614 adults interviewed by telephone during the period Jan. 4 through Jan. 14. They indicate that about half of the state’s adult population is unprotected from the seasonal or H1N1 strains of influenza, even though public health officials strongly promoted inoculation and warn that the viral threat could grow in the spring.
AUBURN – Auburn University volunteers are in the midst of a major coordination effort to administer up to 33,000 doses of H1N1 influenza vaccine to students, employees and dependents. The doses will soon be delivered from the Alabama Department of Public Health.
Auburn has already received more than 7,500 doses to distribute through vaccination clinics on all campuses and off-site for employees who work in other areas of the state. The Harrison School of Pharmacy faculty, staff and students have volunteered to coordinate the effort, which is one of its largest service projects ever.