POSTED: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 6:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 6:04am
BATON ROUGE, LA — In an effort to keep the campus flu-free this fall, Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) has teamed up with Baton Rouge General Medical Center to administer free flu shots to BRCC students, faculty, and staff.
The vaccines will be available Thursday, Oct. 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in the Bienvenue Student Center.
Flu season generally begins in January/February, but BRCC hopes that early vaccinations will help prevent an outbreak of the virus.
Students are excited about this endeavor.
“As a student without health insurance, receiving a free flu shot while on campus is a big convenience for me, especially with my busy schedule”, said Eva “Nikki” Stubbs, SGA vice president.
Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. It is easily transmitted and is responsible for missed days of school and work every year. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a yearly flu vaccine.
“In addition, it protects not only me but my whole family. It helps me as a student by ensuring that I don’t miss classes due to coming down with the flu,” said Stubbs.
No appointment is necessary for the free vaccines. Students, faculty, and staff, are only required to show their current BRCC ID.
For more information, contact the Office of Student Programs and Resources at 216-8247.