Northwestern nursing students to administer flu shots in October

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Northwestern nursing students to administer flu shots in October

September 25, 2012

Students from the Division of Nursing at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will offer flu shot clinics in October at its campuses in Alva, Enid and Woodward.

This clinic is open to the public, and the cost is $25 per injection. Each campus can serve up to 70-80 people.

At Northwestern-Alva the clinic will take place on Oct. 1 in the Student Center Ballroom from 1-5 p.m.; at Northwestern-Woodward the clinic will be Oct. 24 in the Commons Area from 2-5 p.m., and at Northwestern-Enid the clinic will be in the Commons Area on Oct. 25 from 1:30-5:30 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 lncollins@nwosu.edu.

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