Friday, September 3, 2010

Flu Shots Available from University Health Services at Clayton State, Starting Sept. 8

Starting on Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Clayton State University’s University Health Services (UHS) will be offering flu shots to students, faculty, staff and the community on a first-come, first-serve basis.

“With more than 300 shots available, there is plenty to go around,” says UHS Director Dr. Julia Spinolo.

The 2010/11 seasonal vaccine includes H1N1 and is being offered to anyone six months and older. Only the inactivated vaccine will be offered. The vaccinations will be given in UHS, room 211 of the Clayton State Student Center, during the following hours: Monday, 10 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.; and Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Types of payment accepted are cash, debit/credit cards and Laker Cards.

UHS typically serves only the Clayton State campus -- except during flu season when the flu vaccine is available. Costs for vaccinations are $20 for the general public and $15 for Clayton State students, faculty, and staff with a valid Laker Card. Please call University Health Services at (678) 466-4940 to make an appointment for a flu shot, although appointments are not necessary.

UHS will have the 2010 Flu Information Sheets and Consent Forms on the UHS website;, so that individuals wishing to get a flu shot can print them out and fill then out beforehand to reduce their waiting time.

University Health Services, under the direction of Spinolo, offers a wide array of services for the Clayton State community including assessments and treatment for acute primary care health care issues, immunizations, minor illness and injury management, laboratory tests, and health education. UHS also maintains all student health records. Dr. D. Ann Travis Honeycutt, family practice physician, is on site to provide professional medical assessments and services.

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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