Free flu shots a crowd pleaser at College of Public Health

USF nursing student Erica Craig administers a flu shot.

The USF College of Public Health, in collaboration with the Hillsborough County Health Department, administered 1,500 free flu shots at the college’s flu shot drive on Oct. 19. This is the 12th year that the college has offered the shots as a community service to area residents as well as members of USF.

Faculty-supervised USF nursing and medical student volunteers administered the vaccines nearly non-stop from early morning to mid-afternoon in the COPH Auditorium.

The event included several exhibits, including by the Public Health Student Association, USF Health Service Corps, International Health Service Collaborative, Florida Kid Care, Infectious Disease Association, and the Global Health Student Association.

Nursing doctoral student Sabrina Robinson was among the volunteers.

Mike Masters, senior broadcast engineering technologist at the USF Health Media Center, gets a shot from nursing student Claire Sotirin.

Public health student Talat Almukhtar helped staff the registration desk at the annual flu shot drive.