As Colleges Prepare for Swine Flu, CDC Releases New Guidelines

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Colleges expect to make the H1N1 vaccine available on their campuses when it is ready for distribution this fall. Above, a syringe of the new vaccine was at the University of Iowa health center this month for a study of the optimal dose for people of different ages.

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Colleges expect to make the H1N1 vaccine available on their campuses when it is ready for distribution this fall. Above, a syringe of the new vaccine was at the University of Iowa health center this month for a study of the optimal dose for people of different ages.

As colleges nationwide welcome back students, they are also preparing for the return of an unwanted guest: H1N1 influenza, popularly called swine flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers college students among several high-risk groups for this new strain of flu, and on Thursday the health organization released guidelines for how colleges should help prevent the flu's spread.

The typically mild virus has been officially classified a global pandemic by the World