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Seasonal Flu Clinics for WIU Students

September 15, 2009

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL -- Western Illinois University's Beu Health Center will offer seven flu clinics, including one at the WIU-Quad Cities campus, for Western students.

Flu shots are free of charge; however, students must present a valid WIU ID card. Due to the limited amount of vaccine available, shots will be provided on a first come, first served basis. When vaccine supplies are depleted, a subsequent announcement will be posted. The health center anticipates receiving additional vaccine later this semester.

The clinics will be held:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 22-24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., University Union Concourse.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 4-7 p.m., Thompson Hall Dining Center.

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 4-7 p.m., Bayliss-Henninger halls lobby.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 4-7 p.m., Lincoln-Washington-Grote halls "pit."

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., WIU-QC campus.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza (flu) is a contagious disease caused by the influenza virus, which spreads from infected persons from the nose or mouth. The flu can cause fever, sore throat, chills, fatigue, cough, headache and muscle aches. In some people, the flu can lead to pneumonia and can be dangerous for people with heart or breathing conditions.

McDonough County Health Department staff will provide WIU employee and retiree seasonal flu shots from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 13-14 in the University Union Lincoln Room on the WIU-Macomb campus. Dates have not yet been determined for the WIU-QC campus.

For more information, contact Beu Health Center at (309) 298-1888.

Posted By: Darcie Shinberger (
Office of University Relations