Student Health Care Center offers free flu shots to students

Published: September 17 2013

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida students can obtain a free flu shot and pick up giveaways at the UF Student Health Care Center’s flu shot kickoff event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday on the Infirmary Building front lawn at 280 Fletcher Drive. In addition to a flu shot, the first 750 vaccinated students will receive orange and blue T-shirts promoting flu shots.

“Flu shots help everyone by keeping overall infection rates low,” said Catherine A. Seemann, SHCC communications coordinator. “And the last thing a busy student needs is to be sick — or have a sick roommate.”

GatorWell Health Promotion Services will also be at the event, offering unique health education information and giveaways.

Free flu shots and giveaways are for UF students with a current UF ID only. After Friday, students can obtain free flu shots at the SHCC Infirmary Building or SHCC@Shands (Health Science Center) on a walk-in basis. Outreach clinics around campus will also provide free flu shots for students throughout September and October.

For more information about the kickoff event and flu shots in general, visit


Catherine A. Seemann ,, 352-273-4551

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