STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Mississippi State University looked to help students battle through this flu season by offering free flu shots to students.
On Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. nurses from the Longest Student Health Center had a table in the library to offer students the opportunity to vaccinate against the flu.
Nancy Ball is the nurse manager at the health center.
She said the company brought around 120 shots to the library and were down to half by 3:00 P.M.
The process of receiving a flu shot took a little over a minute for students according to Ball.
She said the number of students receiving the flu shot this year has increased in comparison to previous years.
Ball said getting vaccinated will not only keep you safe, but it will also help the medical workers this year.
“I think if everybody would get vaccinated and we could eliminate some of the flu, that would help cut down on trying to tell the difference between COVID and flu," said Ball.
She also said the student health center will continue to give flu vaccines through the month of October and most likely into November.