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Published October 08, 2009, 09:07 AM

NDSU uses up flu vaccines in just 4 hours

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - NDSU's 1-day flu shot blitz didn't last very long. The university ran out of vaccine after just 4-hours. Still, 1-thousand students and staff are now immunized from the seasonal flu.

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - NDSU's 1-day flu shot blitz didn't last very long. The university ran out of vaccine after just 4-hours. Still, 1-thousand students and staff are now immunized from the seasonal flu.

“You can have a seat at the end table second row.”

They lined up for a needle today. Students like Gillian Fernstrom whose family back home urged the NDSU junior to get a flu shot this year. With a pile of homework nightly, she and many other students paid the 20- dollars for a little flu-bug insurance.

“I don't like being sick so that was a big one and the swine flu. There are outbreaks and I need to be cautious and that adds to it.”

NDSU is fortunate. Not all institutions got their full order. NDSU ordered 1000 doses and got them all. Once word spread, students, staff, and faculty at NDSU came to the Union for the vaccine. Scott Pryor is an instructor in the Ag Bio Systems Engineering department.

“Got a couple young kids so it is to their benefit and not wanting to bring anything home to them.”

With so many students living in dorms and crowding into classrooms together, the flu shot may just keep some of them from a enduring a miserable battle with the bug. So far, MSUM has given out 360 flu shots. The university ordered 500 doses. Concordia has given 210-shots with another shipment of vaccine expected soon.

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