Georgia Southern to offer flu shots

Lauren Gorla

With the flu on the rise across the country, Georgia Southern University is taking notice and providing flu shots on two days this month for students, faculty and staff.

“Like the rest of the country, we are seeing more flu cases this year than we did last year,” Dr. Brian DeLoach, medical director of Student Health Services, said in the GSU news release.  “Despite the increase in cases, there is no reason to panic. Most people who contract the flu will feel miserable for several days, but they are going to recover without any problems.”

The flu vaccine will be available on Jan. 23 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the lobby of the RAC and on Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Russell Union, Room 2080, according to the news release.

The flu shots will cost $5 for students and $10 for faculty, staff and retirees.

Along with getting an influenza shot, the Health Center also released tips to avoid the flu:

  • · Cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • · Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • · Avoid being around people you know are sick if possible
  • · If you have the flu, avoid being around other people until you have had a day without a fever of 100 or higher