Flu vaccines available at Tech

syringeEach year the Health and Wellness Center orders flu vaccinations and administers them to Tech students for free.

The vaccinations come from GlaxoSmith Kline Pharmaceuticals. GSK is a British multinational pharmaceutical company.

“There are several distributors of the flu vaccine, but we have good working relationship with GSK and trust in their product,” said Becky Gray, an advanced practice registered nurse and director of health services

800 out of 1,000 vaccinations have been given to students, faculty and staff. On Oct. 1, 350 vaccines were given, and on Oct. 7, 450 were distributed. The budget for the shots comes from the student fee of $3 per credit hour.

Students can still obtain a free flu shot from the Health and Wellness Center.

Two-hundred vaccines currently remain, but there are places off campus that also have flu shots available. Vaccines are offered at the local health department, doctor offices and pharmacies.

Prices may vary according to the business or student insurance. To schedule an appointment at the Health and Wellness Center, call 479-968-0329.

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Ashley is a Staff Writer for the 2015-2016 school year.