Decrease in H1N1 cases, another outbreak still possible

There has been a decrease in the amount of new cases of H1N1 over the past two weeks.

According to a press release from David Lawrance, medical director of McKinley, they still hold a supply of the H1N1 vaccine, but do not have any seasonal vaccine. The release stated McKinley does not expect to receive anymore seasonal vaccine despite the order for more.

McKinley hopes to soon be able to administer the H1N1 vaccine to all students regardless of age or health stated the release.

Lawrance’s release stated that two or more waves of influenza could be expected and McKinley encourages all eligible students and staff to get vaccinated if they haven’t yet.

“It is entirely possible that unless enough students are vaccinated, we could have another huge surge of illness in the spring semester,” Lawrance stated in the release.