September: October: November:
Tuesday, 9/16 Thursday, 10/2 Wednesday, 11/5
Thursday, 9/18 Wednesday, 10/8 Thursday, 11/6
Wednesday, 9/24 Wednesday, 10/15
Thursday, 9/25 Thursday, 10/16
Every year, college campuses across the nation offer flu shots to the students, faculty and staff. Every year, I ponder this question. Do it, or not? I know that there are stories about childhood vaccinations causing various disabilities and effects. People probably wonder if getting a flu shot would do the same thing. Heck, probably some people are afraid to turn into zombies (I am Legend)! I do have to think about the amount of people I am around on a daily basis. This is a large campus. I touch so many surfaces, whether it’s tables, computers, chairs, or other objects that are used by multiple people. I also think about the many different activities that I would hate to miss while enjoying my time here on campus. Would I rather go to the various activities, or be stuck in bed, struggling to breathe, eat, and sleep? Of course, the flu shot is not the answer to all types of flu strains, but it does cover several of the more prevalent ones. Also, to play devil’s advocate, the flu shot is not the only answer to protecting yourself. It is the easiest way, though. One can always create those holistic remedies to take every day, constantly sanitize one’s hands, and also sometimes avoid sick friends. So, the BIG question of the day is: To flu Shot, or Not? What would Hamlet do? What do you do? If you need facts about flu vaccinations, the Center for Disease Control explains it all: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm
The flu shots are FREE to West Chester students.