Few Delaware students get H1N1 vaccine on day one

    Just 23% of students at schools offering the H1N1 vaccine actually got it on the first day of inoculations.

    On Monday, state health officials estimated that about half of the students at schools offering the H1N1 vaccine were getting it.  But, the actual numbers don’t bear that out.

    The Division of Public Health released the official results from the first day of in-school vaccinations.  Out of 2,698 students in seven schools that offered the vaccine, only 628 students were vaccinated.  That’s turns out to be just 23%.

    The school with the highest percentage of students getting the vaccine on Monday was Jennie Smith Elementary near Newark.  There, 168 out of 493 students got the vaccine, which turns out to 34%.  The school with the lowest percentage was the Brennen School which is dedicated to helping students with autism.  Among 320 students at Brennen, only 10 got the vaccine, which translates to just 3%.

    For more information on Delaware’s efforts to fight H1N1, click here.

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