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UT Arlington offers seasonal flu shots

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

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Media Contact: Kristin Sullivan, Office:817-272-5364, Cell:817-706-9811, kristinsul@uta.edu

ARLINGTON - The University of Texas at Arlington Health Services center will make seasonal flu shots available to students, faculty and staff beginning Friday, Sept. 4, 2009. The vaccine costs $15 and will be administered at the campus health center, 605 S. West St.

Student health insurance may cover the cost for students who have opted to carry the policy.

The shots address only seasonal flu. A separate vaccine developed to prevent H1N1 influenza has not yet been made available to the public.

UT Arlington encourages all students, faculty and staff to get a seasonal flu shot early this fall as one step toward maintaining a healthy community.

Other key steps are simple, yet effective:

  • Wash hands frequently or use hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Do not attend class or go to work if you are ill or experiencing a fever.
  • If you are a student who becomes ill, arrange a ride home through a friend or relative to minimize your contact with others.

Click here for more information about UT Arlington and preventing the spread of the flu. To reach the UT Arlington Health Services center, call 817-272-2771 or go to www.uta.edu/healthservices.

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