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Discounted Swine Flu vaccine for some UWI med students

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2016 | 9:36 AM

Medical students at the University of the West Indies (UWI) will be able to access the Swine Flu vaccine at a reduced cost. 

The Guild of Students at the university says 3,000 units of the vaccine have been sourced as a result of dialogue with officials at the institution.

It says the vaccines are expected to be delivered this week. 

The guild says medical students on the front lines at hospitals and other health facilities will be able to get the vaccine after making a $1,000 payment.

There have been reports that doctors have not been unable to access the vaccine which is reportedly in short supply.

However, the health ministry has insisted that there is no shortage of the vaccine.