Health, Safety and Environment, in partnership with the School of Nursing and Safeway Pharmacy will be providing free flu shots to the University community this November. A team of fourth-year nursing students, known as the ‘Flu Crew’, will be preparing the campus for the flu season.
The nursing students will educate the community about influenza at it is often confused with the common cold or stomach bug. Influenza can be a serious illness, and symptoms of the flu include: fever, body aches, headaches, dry cough, sore throat, and loss of appetite and fatigue. In addition the flu can be very disruptive as it may last up to two weeks. The healthiest of people are not immune to the flu and may pass the illness on to others. The students hope that with their efforts more people will understand how to prevent the flu as well as the seriousness of the illness, and will make the choice to get vaccinated this year.
A flu shot is one of the best ways to reduce the chance that you will get the flu and reduce the risk of spreading it to others. A member from the renowned ‘Flu Crew’ stated “we want to make a difference this year by increasing individual awareness about the importance of getting vaccinated”.
November 5th 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
November 8th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Administration Upper Foyer
Wear short sleeves and don’t forget your Care Card. Look for the Flu Crew in bright coloured shirts this fall. For more information regarding the flu and how to prevent getting sick this year, visit www.ubc.ca/okanagan/hse
Last reviewed 10/9/2012 4:07:27 PM
Flu shots are administered at a wide variety of locations across the province, including public health clinics, physician's office, and pharmacies.
To find the nearest flu shot provider, visit ImmunizeBC's Flu Clinic Locator or call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1.