Baylor To Provide Flu Shots For Faculty, Staff And Students

Nov. 16, 2000

by LoAna Lopez

In an effort to prepare students, faculty and staff for the upcoming flu season, Baylor University Health Services will sponsor a walk-in flu and meningitis immunization clinic from 1 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Baines-Fentress Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center. No appointment is necessary.

Flu shots will be $15 while meningitis shots will cost $75. Payments may be made by credit card, student accounts or payroll deduct for faculty and staff.

According to VACCESSHealth, the company providing the vaccines, influenza strikes hundreds of college students each year, often during mid-term or final exams. Students miss classes and are predisposed to complications such as bronchitis, pneumonia and ear infections.

Meningococcal meningitis is a rare but possibly fatal disease that infects the brain and spinal cord. National statistics show the number of cases to be increasing among college-age people, according to VACCESSHealth.

For more information about the vaccine clinic, call Baylor University Health Services at 710-4392 or visit VACCESSHealth's website at www.vaccess.com .

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