Free Flu Shots for CSU, Chico Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 10-03-2011

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
530-898-4143

California State University, Chico’s School of Nursing and the Student Health Center are collaborating to conduct flu immunization clinics for students.

More than 500 students have already been immunized, and others are encouraged to come to one of the remaining immunization clinics this month.

Immunizations are free to students and are purchased by the Student Health Center with funds from the heath fees that students pay. 

Denise Fleming, chief nursing officer, Student Health Center, said the typical incubation period for flu is one to four days, and once sick the patient can be infectious for up to 10 days after the onset of symptoms. She said typical symptoms include significant malaise, fever, body aches, headache, sore throat and cough.

Assisting as student volunteers in the immunization effort are members of the Student Health Advisory Committee and the Health Education Action Team.

Below are the times and places for immunization clinics this month on the CSU, Chico campus:

10/3/11: Student Services Center Courtyard—10 a.m.-3 p.m.

10/6/11: Bell Memorial Union Chico State Wildcat Store—10 a.m.-3 p.m.

10/10/11: Glenn Hall lawn—10 a.m.-3 p.m.

10/13/11: Alumni Glen—10 a.m.-3 p.m.

For further information contact Fleming at dmfleming@csuchico.edu, or call 898-4287.

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