Northwestern nursing students to administer flu shots in October

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Northwestern nursing students to administer flu shots in October

September 21, 2011

Students from the Division of Nursing at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will offer flu shot clinics in Enid on Oct. 3, at Alva on Oct. 13, and at Woodward on Oct. 28.

This clinic is open to the public and the cost is $25 per injection.

At Northwestern-Enid the clinic will take place in the Commons Area on Oct. 3, from 12-4 p.m.; at Northwestern-Alva, in the Student Center Ranger Room on Oct. 13, from 1:30-5:30 p.m.; and at Northwestern-Woodward on Oct. 28, in the Commons Area from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Division of Nursing encourages the public to get a flu shot to help prevent the contraction of the contagious disease influenza.

The influenza virus can be spread by coughing, sneezing or nasal secretions.

Anyone can get influenza, but rates of infection are highest among children. For most people, symptoms last only a few days. Symptoms include:

• fever/chills

• sore throat

• muscle aches

• fatigue

• cough

• headache

• runny or stuffy nose

Young children, people 65 and older, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions – such as heart, lung or kidney disease, or a weakened immune system – can get much sicker.

For more information about the flu shot, contact Leslie Collins, coordinator of the Ketterman Clinical Lab, at (580) 213-3157 or at