NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Students in Stephen F. Austin State University’s DeWitt School of Nursing will be partnering with East Texas Community Health Services to provide free flu vaccinations Oct. 7 through 10 during a drive-through event at the DeWitt School of Nursing.
Fourth-semester nursing students in the community health course will administer the shots from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event is open to the public, and health insurance is not required. Children 4 years of age and older are eligible for a vaccine.
As the weather turns colder and people spend more time inside, the threat of a “trifecta” – a perfect storm of COVID-19, the flu and the measles – looms larger, said Michelle Klein, clinical instructor in the School of Nursing.
“It is recommended now more than ever to get a flu shot,” Klein said.
Klein hopes the convenience as well as the added safety of the drive-through format encourages more people, especially vulnerable populations like the elderly, to attend.
Masks are required for attendees.
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