University Health Services (UHS) sent a CALmessage today to update the campus on the status of its H1N1 flu vaccines supply. UHS is still awaiting its first shipment and expects an initially small allotment. UHS will target their vaccination efforts towards at-risk student populations. As a result, UHS advises Berkeley staff and faculty to contact their primary-care providers for the vaccine.
“It’s a challenging situation,” says Claudio Covello, executive director of UHS. “Even though we ordered enough H1N1 vaccine to immunize the entire campus population, the sporadic nature of the vaccine delivery makes it difficult to predict exactly when we can vaccinate everyone. Like other health providers all over the nation, we will have to focus our supplies on those who need it most.”