Stick or Treat: Halloween Flu Vaccine Clinic at Union on Oct. 31

Flu season is creeping up, and the best way to protect against the flu virus is to get your annual flu vaccine.

Pat Walker Health Center has partnered with the Washington County Health Unit to offer a Halloween flu vaccine clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 in the Arkansas Union Food Court.

Anyone who hasn't received the flu vaccine is encouraged to attend. Please bring your insurance card if you have one.

Can't make the flu clinic?

The Allergy, Immunization & Travel clinic also has flu vaccines available. Anyone unable to attend the flu clinic, is encouraged to schedule an appointment at myhealth.uark.edu or 479-575-7723. The health center also offers a Walk-in Flu Clinic, from 3 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Practice Good Respiratory Hygiene to Avoid Spreading the Flu Virus

  • Avoid close contact with sick people. While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to avoid infecting them.
  • If you have a fever, stay home from work/class until you are fever free for at least 24 hours.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.

Seek Medical Treatment if Experiencing Flu-like Symptoms

The flu can can cause mild to severe illness, is different from a cold, and usually comes on suddenly. Some of the symptoms include:

  • fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle or body aches
  • headaches
  • fatigue (tiredness)

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, see your primary care physician to help reduce the severity of the flu. To schedule an appointment at the health center, call 479-575-4451 or go to myhealth.uark.edu.

Find more information about the flu on the health center's website.

About Pat Walker Health Center: Pat Walker Health Center supports students along their academic journey by providing efficient and convenient access to quality medical care, mental health care, and wellness and health promotion programs and services. The health center strives to enrich the academic and personal development of students by creating an inclusive environment that promotes positive behavior and lifestyle changes. Pat Walker Health Center is a department of the Division of Student Affairs.

About the Division of Student Affairs: The Division of Student Affairs supports students in pursuing knowledge, earning a degree, finding meaningful careers, exploring diversity, and connecting with the global community. We provide students housing, dining, health care resources, and create innovative programs that educate and inspire. We enhance the University of Arkansas experience and help students succeed, one student at a time.

Contacts

Zac Garrett Brown, assistant director of communications
Pat Walker Health Center
479-575-4649, zacharyb@uark.edu

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