Posts Tagged ‘flu shot’

#VaxWithMe at free flu shot drive on October 19

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On Friday, October 19, the USF College of Public Health hosts its annual Free Flu Shot Drive.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone ages 6 months and older get a seasonal flu vaccine annually to reduce the risk of illness, including hospitalization.   This is the 22nd year of the college’s flu shot […]

Annual flu shot day fighting the flu for 20 years

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The doors opened at 8 a.m., but Shelley Ayala was third in line to receive her complimentary flu vaccination early on Oct. 21. A resident of Riverview, Fla., Ayala has been coming to the USF College of Public Health’s flu vaccination drive, a collaborative effort with USF Health and the Hillsborough County Health Department, for six years. […]

Demonstrating an immunization compliance strategy

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Lack of immunization compliance is commonly due to lack of awareness, according to USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Jill Roberts, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Roberts’ new research, “An Evidence-Based Project Demonstrating Increased School Immunization Compliance Following a School Nurse-Initiated Vaccine Compliance Strategy” is published in The Journal of […]

Dr. Jill Roberts examines fatal case of influenza and Staphylococcus co-infection [VIDEO]

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National Influenza Vaccination Week is Dec. 6-12 Getting vaccinated against the flu saves lives, according to USF College of Public Health researcher Dr. Jill Roberts, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Roberts examined the fatal case of a healthy 30-year-old woman who died of a co-infection of influenza and MSSA, also […]

COPH flu shot drive gives hundreds in the community a shot in the arm

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There will likely be 1,228 fewer cases of the flu this year thanks to the efforts of the USF College of Public Health’s annual flu shot drive. Marking its 18th year for hosting the drive, the COPH welcomed a day-long steady stream of people seeking the seasonal flu vaccine as protection from influenza, the eighth leading […]