Nurses distribute flu shotsBy Fabrizio Pozzobon | 09/24/2014 12:47am
CW | Belle Newby
Vaccinations will be provided at numerous locations around campus. During flu season, between August and March, students will also have the opportunity to go to the Student Health Center and receive a free flu shot.
With the campaign, the University said they hope to ease the process of receiving flu shots.
“People being busy, having to go to a doctor, a pharmacy, or having problems with insurance – all of these are barriers that the University means to eliminate with this campaign,” Leslie Zganjar, director of communications for the CCHS, said.
Students from the Capstone College of Nursing often give the vaccinations.
“The nurses giving the injections have all cleared NUR 324, Fundamentals of Professional Nursing Practice. This course certifies they have the necessary skill to give flu shots,” Julie Jones, a nursing instructor in the college, said.
She said the campaign serves as practice for the University’s nursing students.
The CDC and the CCHS recommend receiving the flu shot once a year since the virus mutates quickly, and a different vaccine is necessary each year. For more information about the flu shot campaign go to cchs.ua.edu/flushot.