October is halfway over (uh, what?), midterms are almost here (say it ain’t so!), and the semester will be wrapping up before we know it (gulp!). The last thing you need to worry about on top of everything else you have to get done is being sick.
Fortunately, as students, you can get a flu shot from McKinley Health Center (if you want) for FREE! That’s right: free of charge, gratis, zip, zero dollars, cheaper than dirt, etc. And, you don’t even have to make a separate trip to McKinley if you’re already spending all of your precious free time in the UGL studying. This week, on Wednesday, Oct. 17 and Thursday, Oct. 18 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm, you can get your flu shot right in the UGL. McKinley will have a tent set up on the upper level, near the collaboration rooms.
There are several differing opinions on the importance of getting a yearly flu shot, though when living and working in highly communal areas like a university campus, the benefits may outweigh the risks. The Center for Disease Control has a detailed FAQ about the seasonal flu shot if you’re looking for more information.
If you choose to get a vaccination, all you need to do is bring your I-Card to the UGL on Wednesday or Thursday. McKinley staff will be on hand to administer the vaccines. If you can’t make it to McKinely but also think you will miss the dates in the UGL, take a peek at the whole list of McKinley’s flu shot clinics, happening around campus (they’ll also be back in the UGL on Oct. 29).
Flu shot or not, we wish everyone a healthy second half of the semester—after all, whose research and circulation questions are we going to answer if everyone is home sick?