Now, this won’t hurt a bit


The University of South Florida’s Public Health Dean  rolled up her sleeve Friday and got a flu shot from the University’s highest ranking nurse — Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, dean of the USF College of Nursing.  Donna Petersen, ScD, was among the more than 1,200 people who received free flu shots Oct. 20 at the College of Public Health’s Annual Flu Shot Drive.  Also stopping by to get her flu shot and visit with students was USF President Judy Genshaft.

Working in collaboration with the Hillsborough County Health Department (HCHD), nursing and medical student volunteers supervised by clinical faculty, occupational medicine residents and HCHD nurses provided 1,269 vaccinations against this year’s predicted strains of influenza virus. The USF College of Public Health underwrites the cost of the vaccines, which are supplied by the health department.

This is the 15th year that the college has offered the free shots as a community service to area residents as well as members of USF.

USF President Judy Genshaft with USF nursing students who volunteered
at the College of Public Health’s annual flu shot drive.

MD-MPH student Olga Zayko prepares a vaccine.

Nursing student Crystal Strain administers a shot to medical student Kirk Chassey.

Paula Knaus, associate dean for faculty and staff affairs at the College of Public Health, gets her shot.

Photos by Eric Younghans, USF Health Communications, and Ellen Kent, College of Public Health