Cold and Flu Season

Posted on October 12th, 2010 by

Students all around campus are starting to display the signs of an all too common plague: stuffy noses, sore throats, coughing and desperately clutching bottles of orange juice and tissues. That’s right, cold and flu season is slowly descending upon us, however to stifle the blow each year the Gustavus Nursing Department graciously holds a flu clinic for the student body and employees on campus. This clinic is an easy way to get vaccinated and it gives nursing students experience with administering vaccinations and interacting with patients. Also as a bonus they give out free candy after the shots as they monitor initial reactions to the shot (don’t panic unless you’re allergic to eggs!) and students have the option to pay with cash or check or simply have it billed to their parents’ health insurance. Every year I’ve been to the flu shot clinic and haven’t gotten the flu yet (knock on wood) so let’s hope it’s a mild season in terms of illness on college campuses and in high schools too. Be well, get a flu shot if you can and hydrate like crazy!


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