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MIT responding to H1N1 flu pandemic

More than 6,000 people have been vaccinated so far
On Wednesday, Dec. 16, MIT Medical, with support from MIT Emergency Operations Center (EOC) volunteers, held its third walk-in clinic to provide vaccinations against the H1N1 influenza virus. In six hours, the group vaccinated more than 1,800 people. The average wait time was six minutes per patient.

“The success of this clinic was the result of long-term planning and excellent coordination between MIT Medical and the EOC,” said Dr. David Diamond, Associate Medical Director for MIT Medical. “I’m glad we are able to provide the vaccine so effectively.” To date, MIT has vaccinated nearly 6,000 people against H1N1.

MIT Medical and the EOC have scheduled another campus clinic on Jan. 14 for those 10 and over, and one for younger children on Jan. 21. See MIT Flu Central for details on these clinics and other useful influenza information.

The H1N1 clinics are a joint effort between MIT Medical and MIT’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC), a cross-functional organization composed of operational-group members from across the Institute and led by MIT’s safety and security experts. Representatives from the faculty and the Registrar’s Office also serve on the EOC. 

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