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Please encourage anyone who had a flu shot and has any affiliation with Baylor to complete the survey
|October 9||9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.||@ Paul L. Foster Success Center
First Floor Study Area
|October 11||10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||@Baylor Sciences Building
|October 16||12 Noon – 2:00 p.m.||@Law School
|October 25||2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||@SLC
|October 30||1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||@Hankamer School of Business
Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation
Baylor University will be participating in the Alana Yaksich National College/University Flu Vaccination Challenge this year. Alana’s Foundation was founded in 2003 in memory of 5 yr. old Alana Yaksich who died from influenza. The purpose of the challenge is to increase vaccination rates of college-aged young adults through a friendly competition amongst participating colleges and universities across the nation.
On the afternoon of February 1, 2003, 5-year-old Alana spent the day with her parents and brothers watching movies, eating sundaes and playing. Alana enjoyed the afternoon feeling healthy and surrounded by her friends and family. Later that evening, Alana developed a 106-degree fever and was rushed to the emergency room. Within hours of her arrival at the local hospital, Alana died of flu-related complications that caused swelling and injury to her brain. Alana had not been vaccinated against the flu. At the time, the U.S. Center for Disease Control only recommended children 6 months - 23 months receive a yearly flu vaccination. Since 2010, everyone 6 months and older is recommended to receive an annual flu vaccination.
In 2009 Alana’s family established Alana's Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to educating people about the severity of influenza and the importance of yearly flu vaccination for children and adults alike.
Students will be asked to self-report their vaccination status via an online collection tool created by Alana’s Foundation (AF). Alumni, faculty, staff and fans of Baylor University are also eligible to self-report to help their school win.
Anyone who receives a flu shot- not just at our clinic- will be eligible to complete the survey if they have any affiliation with Baylor University.
The institutions with the greatest number of surveys completed will be presented with the Alana Yaksich Memorial traveling trophy from Alana’s Foundation that they will keep until the next seasons challenge winners are announced.
Participants will be asked to report school name, month of vaccination, place where flu vaccination was received, age, and affiliation (student, alumni, faculty, staff or fan of participating school). The survey will take less than 1 minute to complete.
The First Place Overall award will be awarded to the institution with the greatest number of surveys completed from September 1 — December 7, 2018.
Please encourage anyone who had a flu shot and has any affiliation with Baylor to complete the survey.