Friday, September 12, 2008

The Flu Season is Upon Us – Flu Shots Available at Clayton State

The flu is already making news, and the summer isn’t even over. Cases of the flu have been reported in Georgia, and people are wondering if they will need a prescription to get a flu shot.

In answer to both these problems, the Clayton State University Health Services (UHS) is again offering flu shots for students, faculty, staff and the community. On Wednesday, Oct. 22 and Thursday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days, UHS will officially kick off its annual flu shot campaign for the 2008/09 season in the James M. Baker University Center. However, early birds can come to UHS, located in the University’s Student Center room 211, starting on Monday, Sept. 22, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., for flu shots.

According to Latrice Barlow, UHS office manager, the issue of prescriptions and flu shots will not affect University Health Services’ ability to administer the shots, no matter what the outcome of the current debate over the newly-discovered law.

“It really won’t affect University Health or our ability to administer the shot,” she says. “Even if prescriptive orders are being required to administer the shot in the stores and pharmacies, since we have a physician, an RN and two nurse practitioners on staff, we will be OK.”

UHS has about 250 doses of the flu vaccine in stock, and can get more if the demand is there. The fees for the shots are as follows: $15 for students, $17 for Clayton State faculty and staff, and $23 for the public.

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
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