Flu shots offered on campus

Simon Elfrink

Staff Writer

selfrink@murraystate.edu

On Monday, Oct. 5, Murray State Vice President Don Robertson sent out an email to college students reminding them of the importance of getting a flu shot.

Robertson addressed students directly to inform them of the opportunity to receive a flu shot on campus.

“With flu season fast approaching, we are encouraging all students to receive a flu vaccine,” Robertson said. “Murray State University is offering two student flu shot clinics.”

The first clinic will occur on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. until noon. The CFSB Center and Wellness Center will act as the drive-up locations where the vaccine will be administered. Individuals coming to this clinic are encouraged to enter off KY Highway 121.

The second clinic will take place on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 2-5 p.m. The clinic will be set up on the Hart Residential Hall lawn on the Winslow Dining Hall side.

Robertson left details in his address to remind students that proof of insurance is required. Students are encouraged to fill out an insurance form, but a self-pay option of $40 is available for those who don’t want to use insurance. Robertson also noted that Murray State Health Services can administer a vaccine for students who choose not to attend either of the two clinics. Murray State Health Services operating hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2-4 p.m.

“It is imperative that each of us continue to make good decisions, both on and off campus, in order to successfully complete the 2020 fall semester,” Robertson said. “Each day, let us do our best for each of us and for each other.”

Robertson concluded by reminding students to take a look at the Racer Restart official webpage for tips for Racers who are dedicated to staying safe and healthy.