The Arka Tech

Limited number of flu vaccines remain for students

Only a limited amount of flu vaccine is still available on campus and shots will continue to be given to students, faculty and staff on a first-come, first-serve basis.

TAYLOR BOEHM/THE ARKA TECH: Few flu vaccines remain for students. To schedule an appointment at the Health and Wellness Center, call (479) 968-0329.

According to Rebecca Gray an advanced practice registered nurse and also the director of the Health and Wellness Center, less than 30 flu shots remain.

“I think that more people are getting the flu vaccine because of all the attention Ebola has gotten.  I think people are paying more attention to their health and are trying to do everything possible to stay healthy, including getting their flu shots,” said Gray.

“Students, faculty and staff may call the Health and Wellness Center at (479) 968-0329 to schedule a flu vaccine while we still have supplies,” Gray added.

Not all students are interested in getting the flu vaccine.

Austin Sewell, a freshman pre-pharmacy major from Harrison, said, “I have never gotten the flu shot. Never will because I have never gotten sick from it. One shot can only protect you from one strain.” There are others students who make getting the flu shot each year a habit.

Sophomore Kaden Jaco of Stuttgart, an electrical engineering major, said, “I will probably go get the flu shot. I always get it every year.”