Eastern participates in flu vaccine competition

Eastern Michigan University is participating in state-wide challenge against the flu.

The challenge, issued by the Michigan Department of Human Services, is an effort to vaccinate more college students against the flu.

Eastern students who have received the flu vaccine this fall — on campus or in the community — may report their vaccination through surveymonkey.

The overall winners will be announced in April 2016, and awards will be given to whomever had the most students receive flu vaccinations.

Snow Health Center will be hosting clinics for students, faculty and staff to receive vaccinations. The next clinic is on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 205 Marshall.

Students with EMU student insurance or Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan are able to receive the vaccination for free. The cost is $30 for other students.

Students who are uninsured or underinsured can receive free vaccines thanks to a grant recently given to University Health Services by Alana’s Foundation. Free vaccines will be only be available until funds run out.

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