WUFT News

UF Student Health Care Center offer free flu vaccines

By on September 20th, 2012

With the worst of flu season yet to come, students are lining up for free vaccines at the University of Florida’s Student Health Care Center (SHCC).

Several students claim that they have never experienced a sever case of the flu, but they feel it is important to take the extra precaution to combat potential illness.

Arsalan Gohar, a first-year graduate student at UF, said getting the flu shot now could save valuable time later.

“If you don’t get flu shots, you’ll get sick, and most of your valuable time will be lost, sick at home. You miss classes, you miss other important stuff. It’s better to take the shots and better manage your time,” Gohar said.

Catherine Seemann, the marketing coordinator at the SHCC, is concerned for university students and the rest of the community, as well.  She said the vaccinations prevent students from infecting those around them.

“The age group that we primarily serve – college students – typically are very healthy. ”We are also concerned about the community people that are very young, very old, people with chronic illnesses. Our age group may pass the illness along to other people and they may be very negatively affected,” she said.

For information on the free flu shots, visit the UF Student Health Care Center website.

George Pappas edited this story online.


This entry was posted in Health and Science, Local, University of Florida and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
 

More Stories in Health and Science

Samsun Lampotang (left) and David Lizdas practice using the simulator to deliver a dose of anesthesia. They believe this euiptment can be used to help military doctors practice difficult procedures with limited resources.

UF Researchers Develop “Mixed-Reality” Training Technology for Military

Experts at UF develop simulators to help military doctors by providing opportunities to practice techniques. The Department of Defense granted the research team $1.7 million to develop five simulators over five years.


Robot and avatar in SecondLife

Ocala Scientist Tests How People Trust Technology

Ocala-based scientist plans to begin government-funded simulation in June. The simulation will examine the trust humans have in robots.


Grief counselors were sent to Keystone Heights Junior/Senior High School, at 900 Orchid Ave., in Keystone Heights. Clay County School District is undertaking measures to improve their suicide prevention and intervention methods.

Clay County Schools Reassessing Suicide Prevention Resources

Following three student suicides this year, Clay County School District is launching an outreach initiative to help students, parents and school personnel identify at-risk students and link them with resources.


Staff member Linda Wall asks Bobellina Moric, a homeless veteran, about her medical history on April 7, 2014. Moric visited the bus to get a physical since it is difficult to reach health care services in Hernando, Fla.

Citrus County Health Bus Reaches Distant Residents

The Citrus County Health Department has implemented a mobile clinic program to help low-income and homeless patients get basic medical services.


Increase In Leptospirosis Found Among Pets

Veterinarians at the UF Small Animal Hospital have seen 12 cases of leptospirosis in the past seven months.


Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Day Sponsorship Payments
Underwriting Payments