ECU Pharmacy offers flu shot clinics
Sept. 26, 2016
East Carolina University's annual influenza prevention program kicked off this September, and will include multiple clinics specifically for ECU employees and their families.
ECU Pharmacy will host six flu shot clinics this fall spanning both campuses:
• Sept. 28 - Brody Medical Sciences Building (2W-40)
• Oct. 5 - Murphy Center (Harvey Hall)
• Oct. 6 - School of Dental Medicine (Ross Hall Auditorium)
• Oct. 12 *CANCELED DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW*
• Oct. 19 - East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU
• Oct. 26 - The Croatan (Green Room)
• Nov. 2 - Mendenhall Student Center (Great Rooms 2&3)
At those convenient clinics, the co-pay for the vaccination will be waived for employees who present their insurance, ECU (banner) ID number and 1Card. Each will run from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., with pediatric nurses available after 2 p.m.
"Proper hand washing and the flu vaccine are two of the best lines of defense we have against the flu virus," said Dr. Todd Jackson, pharmacy director. "ECU Pharmacy services are an integral part of the ECU Physicians clinical team in providing support to faculty, staff, family members and the community. We are focused on serving the needs of all individuals."
On the health sciences campus, the expectation is that 95 percent of faculty, staff and learners in the Division of Health Sciences be vaccinated against the flu. That percentage marks the vaccination rate needed to achieve community immunity.
"As health care providers, we share an obligation to protect our patients, their families, and ourselves," noted Dr. Phyllis Horns, vice chancellor for health sciences, in a memo to campus.
"Even if you are not in a clinic, you are likely interacting…with someone who is. Our goal is to protect as many people as possible."
Additional details on the clinics and annual vaccination program can be found online at http://www.ecu.edu/cipp/.