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Flu Shot Clinic held at the Bone Student Center

Written by on October 4, 2019

NORMAL – Student Health Services and the Mennonite College of Nursing has partnered up for its fourth year to host the flu shot clinic At Illinois State University.

The clinic was held for students, faculty, and staff at the Bone Student Center over the span of multiple days.

The clinic provided the chance for the ISU community to get their flu shot right on campus.

Bobbie Stevens, the Nurse Administrator for Student Health Services gives expands on why it’s important to get the flu shot.

“The goal is to try and keep a healthy campus, trying to fight off flu,” said Stevens. “We have students that are in close quarters living in residence halls or in classes together and so getting the flu shot is one of the best ways to try and prevent them from getting the flu.”

Instructors brought their clinical groups over to the Bone Student Center and the Mennonite students help administer the vaccine.

The clinic was quick to allow students, staff, and faculty to participate despite busy schedules.

The flu shot was provided before flu season arrived to prevent the possibility of being sick for students. The clinic provided the shot early because it does not take affect until two weeks after the shot has been given.

Student Health Services and the Mennonite College of Nursing want to make sure that the community is taking care of their health.

They hope to continue the event in the future through other health clinics.