Opening day no-shows give Carleton students extra chance at H1N1 vaccination

December 1, 2009

By Mark Brownlee

Patty Allen

Patty Allen mixes the H1N1 vaccine with the adjuvant at Tuesday's clinic in Fenn Lounge on the Carleton campus. Photo: Mark Brownlee


Students, staff and faculty at Carleton University unexpectedly received the H1N1 vaccine from the school’s health services Tuesday morning after about 30 people failed to show up for their appointments on Monday. The clinics, which opened Monday afternoon, have enough of the vaccine for about 125 people a day until they close on Thursday.

The number of no-shows meant that people visiting the health and counselling services clinic on the Carleton campus for regular appointments were given the opportunity to receive the vaccine.

“If they want them, we give it to them,” said Maureen Murdock, director of health and counselling services at Carleton.

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At the other end of the needle

November 24, 2009

By Adam Hooper

The jab takes three seconds, after three minutes of chatting. Photo: Adam Hooper

Vaccinations can be a pain at the best of times, but the process has been even more of a hassle over the past month for Ottawa residents getting the H1N1 shot.

That’s why nurse Juliana Pari makes an extra effort to greet visitors to the Vanier vaccination clinic with a warm smile.
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