The UTM Health and Counselling Centre, partnered with UTM Wellness Ambassdors and the UTM International Education Centre hosted their second flu clinic last Thursday, November 2nd. The event was open to all staff, students, and faculty, and administered over 100 flu vaccinations over its first and second clinics.
The pop-up clinic is an initiative by the HCC that makes it easier for UTM staff, students, and faculty to get their flu shot each year.
“The flu shot is the best way to protect oneself against the flu, so we highly encourage members of our community to get their shot, especially since exams are also just around the corner,” stated Ravi Gabble, UTM health education coordinator.
Preparation for this event was done by the HCC’s staff and student volunteers. As students, staff, and faculty came to the event, a student volunteer gave forms for people to complete.
“While we are hoping to plan another flu clinic shortly, in the interim, members of the UTM community can visit the Health & Counselling Centre to receive their free flu shot,” said Gabble.
According to Gabble, the HCC is planning to host more flu clinics throughout the school year and into the Spring.
The flu shots ran from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and were administered at no fee, with only a T-Card that had to be presented.