More than 1,000 Flu vaccines available
Flu shot to prevent spread of sickness
Published: Friday, October 11, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013 12:10
The Student Nurses Association and clinic are teaming up with the Housing and Residential Programs to provide flu vaccinations to students and faculty members this season.
Clinical Nurse Specialist Christa Martin said that 1,500 Flu vaccines are available.
“Students should get the flu shot to help prevent the spread of sickness,” Martin said. “The flu can be devastating and last for up to ten days.”
Getting the flu vaccine is the best way that students and faculty can protect themselves this season, Associate Director for Special Events Facilities/Services David Rosipal said.
“I was out of school for two weeks and I felt horrid,” junior Rachel Williams said.
The best things a student or faculty member can do are wash their hands, avoid those who seem sick, and get the flu shot, Martin said.
“The flu can be very debilitating and difficult to get over,” Rosipal said.
It is essential for the students to come and get the flu shot to avoid missing classes and to help keep the spread of infection to a minimum, he said.
“I’m getting the flu shot this season,” senior Maddison Crawford said. “It’s my senior year and I can’t afford to miss any classes.”
Flu shots are also available in the ASU Clinic.
“We prefer that students make appointments [at the clinic] to receive the vaccination,” Martin said.
Should a student contract the flu, the student should contact his or her resident assistant and arrange to have meals delivered to his or her room to help keep the flu from spreading, Martin said.
Flu shots will be given at the ASUFit Health Fair on Oct. 14 in the UC from 11 a.m. through 5 p.m., Rosipal said.
Shannon Medical Clinic workers will be there with free vaccines for those with insurance cards.
The price is $10 for students and $25 for faculty and staff members, Rosipal said.