Jessica L. Wass
MIT’s third annual flu clinic, open to MIT staff, students, retirees, and family members of staff on MIT’s traditional or flexible health plans, ran on Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. MIT Medical had 15,000 vaccinations on hand and were not expecting to run out. This year’s flu shot has weakened strains of three types of flu: H1N1, H3N2, and influenza B. In the first four hours of Tuesday’s clinic, a record 2,000 vaccinations had already been dispensed, according to Deborah Friscino, Director of Operations at MIT Medical. A second flu clinic open to MIT graduate and undergraduate students will run in W20 on Oct. 14 from 12 – 4 p.m. Another clinic for all MIT Health Plan members will run in W20 on Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.