LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Students and staff are still getting vaccinated against the H1N1virus at Jefferson High School.
Though few enjoy getting vaccinated, turnout was good. Eightteachers and 110 students at Jefferson High School received shotsWednesday morning.
Freshman Joe McShurley was one of them.
Joe's shot was unique because he did not know he would begetting the H1N1 vaccine until about ten minutes before the needlewent through the skin.
"Somebody from the nurse's office came up to me and gave me apass and they said, 'Hey, you are going to get the shot.' I waslike,'Okay then,'" said McShurley.
His mom and dad made the call, and Joe rolled with the punches.Jefferson High School Assistant Principal Roger Francis saidnumbers at vaccination clinics are down, but that does not mean theneed has gone away.
"That does not necessarily reflect that everything is back tonormal and so forth," said Francis. "H1N1 is still out there."
Joe McShurley said he did not volunteer for the shot because hewanted to see if H1N1 was the real deal.
"First, it seems like you want to see how long it takes for thedisease to go around," said McShurley. "You just want to wait tosee if it is the real deal or if it is just some fluke thateveryone is just paranoid about."
He said he was not worried about getting the shot until he satdown to get it.
"The needle seemed a little bigger that time," said McShurley."It hurt a little bit. It was okay."
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