Runny noses, body chills, sore throats, body aches, and that formidable high fever…that is not the condition you want to find yourself in this winter. If you’re wondering what kind of magic can ward off the dreadful symptoms of influenza, it’s the flu vaccine, and approximately 3,300 of your fellow employees received theirs in the past two weeks.
ISU WellBeing and Occupational Medicine hosted Iowa State’s annual employee flu shot clinic October 10-21 at the Ames Lab. Employees, bearing their ISU card and/or ID number, received their flu shot free of charge. The process was quick, and with the mastery of the nurses, only a little bit painful. Many employees were heard saying it took more time to walk to the building than it took to get through the paperwork and get the shot. The system seemed to work well, many individuals were in and out in under two minutes.
The Nurses and staff enjoyed meeting and talking with people from all departments. It was great to see so many employees taking a proactive approach to the flu season this winter! If you missed the flu shot clinic, there is still a limited suppy of vaccine (<200), so don't delay. Flu shots can still be obtained on campus by appointment only in the occupational medicine office in the Ames Lab. Contact Occupation Medicine at 294-2056 to schedule your vaccination.
Vaccinated or not, don’t forget to wash your hands and stay well, the germ season is coming!