U.P. universities to fight the flu

MARQUETTE — The Center for Rural Health at Northern Michigan University is bringing together U.P. universities to “Fight the Flu” this season.

Students, staff and faculty from Finlandia University, Lake Superior State University, Michigan Technological University and Northern Michigan University are competing to see which school can get the highest percentage of its total population vaccinated against the flu.

In addition to upcoming scheduled flu shot clinics on campus, the vaccine is also available locally at the health department, outpatient clinics, community flu shot clinics and pharmacies.

Students, faculty and staff at each school are encouraged to participate; it is easy and anonymous. To learn when on-campus flu shot clinics are available and to compete, visit nmu.edu/fight-the-flu and self-report once the vaccine has been administered. Results will be posted and updated weekly on the webpage.

“We’re excited that this is the first initiative involving all of the U.P. universities,” said Elise Bur, director of the Center for Rural Health at NMU in a news release. “We plan to continue collaborating with them as we move forward.”

For more information and key facts about the flu vaccine, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/keyfacts.htm


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