Swine Flu hits college

September 2, 2009 4:34:22 AM PDT
Officials at Wake Forest University said there is a potential outbreak of swine flu at the school. As many as 80 students may be sick.Administrators at the Winston-Salem school said only two cases have been confirmed. But many students who don't feel well have been told to stay home.

Classes are going on as usual at the university.

Meanwhile, the federal government is upping its effort to fight the H1N1 virus.

President Obama talked about the virus Tuesday, saying he didn't want to alarm people, but he does want them to be prepared.

Officials say everyone should get the vaccine when it's available.

The seasonal flu shot is currently available, but the seasonal vaccine is not the same as the swine flu. However, health officials say it is okay to get both.

Drugstore chains, CVS and Walgreen's, say they expect a greater demand this year for the seasonal vaccine and plan to give out thousands of shots.

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