Health Science Students Join Forces For Employee Flu Vaccine Clinics
The Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness (HROE) is again partnering with Texas A&M College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy and Texas A&M Physicians in an inter-professional collaborative effort to offer flu vaccines (quadrivalent injection) for Texas A&M System employees and their eligible dependents.
“With the help of these three colleges, our WELLNESS WORKS! program will sponsor a total of four employee flu vaccine clinics in which we expect to administer more than 2,500 vaccinations.” said Mary Schubert, Director of Strategic Programs for HROE.
Health Science students from the colleges, under the supervision of their respective faculty, will be administering the vaccinations and administering the screening process at each of the clinics.
Bree Watzak, Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine said, “Students from medicine, pharmacy, and nursing each learn about the importance of vaccinations and receive different levels of training in terms of the skill of actually administering vaccinations. Interprofessional education is an accreditation standard for these health care students and these clinics are a great opportunity for them to learn with, from, and about each other in order to improve health care for the employees.”
HROE is excited to be a part of this student learning experience while promoting healthier lifestyles and wellness to our university employees.
Clinics are scheduled as follows:
Walk-in Flu Vaccine Clinic:
- October 4: 7:30am – 5:30pm, General Service Complex, 101 B&C
- October 5: 7:30am – 5:30pm, Koldus Building, 110 & 111
- October 20: 8:30am – 3:00pm, Student Rec Center, 2225 (South Entry)
Held during the Employee Health & Wellness Fair. Park in lot 100J.
Drive-thru Flu Vaccine Clinic:
- October 12: 10:00am – 5:30pm, Fan Field parking lot, Research Parkway.
Must be in a vehicle, no walk-ups.
Vaccinations are covered under A&M insurance plans for faculty, staff, retirees and their eligible dependents. Those attending must bring the required forms and information listed at WELLNESS.TAMU.EDU.