Students debate H1N1 vaccination
November 16, 2009 11:06 AM
Recently, SF State students and faculty have been battling with opposing perspectives on whether to participate or to reject recent mandates of the H1N1 vaccinations.
Minor changes in health policy, including the recent redefinition of pandemic by the World Health Organization, has individuals torn between protecting themselves and taking their chances against the H1N1 virus.
"There are people in high positions, within the medical system, who are standing forward and really solidly questioning what's really going on," said Kenn Burrows, professor and Director of the Holistic Health Learning Center. "And many people within the health care system are unaware of these issues."
He acknowledges that within the medical community, there is compliance and rejection of administering the H1N1 vaccine.
Earlier in the semester, faculty was advised to restructure their absentee policy in order to allow students to take the proper amount of time to recover from infections and to protect individuals on campus.
Swine Flu Fact Sheet
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