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FSU Swine Flu Preps

August 19th, 2009 by flanews

College dorm rooms around the state are being bombarded with freshman this week. But students arent just bringing their clothes and computers to school, theyre also bringing germs. As Whitney Ray tells us, Florida State University has ordered extra Tamiflu, hired more nurses, and set up hand sanitizing stations around campus in hopes of preventing an outbreak.

FSU will launch a website Monday with the latest information about swine flu prevention on campus.

Emilio and Coreen Deboy are helping their daughter Ali move into her new dorm room at Florida State University. Besides the basics the Deboys are leaving their daughter with extra hand sanitizer and lots of advice.

Wash your hands the proper way with soap and use friction, said Coreen.

The threat of a swine flu outbreak was on the minds of many parents dropping their kids off at FSU. Milli Corris tried to get her daughter vaccinated.

We tried to get the immunization before she came in, we tried to get the shot but it wasnt available, said Milli.

The vaccine wont be ready until mid October, but in the mean time FSU is stocking up on Tamiflu, masks, and hand sanitizer.

The schools health center is stepping up its efforts to prevent an outbreak and adding extra staff incase an outbreak occurs.

Division of Student Affairs Director Lesley Sacher expects to see some sick students before the vaccine is released.

We cant protect every single person from getting, but we want to be very active in reducing the risk, said Sacher.

FSU will send email, Facebook, and Twitter alerts to students in case of a swine flu emergency.

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