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Flu shot four-peat

强大的社区参与帮助AG真人在大学流感疫苗接种比赛中捍卫了它的国家头衔.

A man recieves a flu shot.
Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz rolled up his sleeve on Friday, Oct. 珍娜·保利是大学雇员职业健康诊所的一名护士. (Lucy Dunderdale Cate/UNC-Chapel Hill)

For the fourth year running, AG真人在学校间的友好竞争中获胜,以鼓励大学校园内流感疫苗接种率的提高.

The Alana Yaksich College & University Flu Vaccination Challenge ran from September to December 2021, 每一次校园社区成员报告他们接种了流感疫苗,学校就会得到一分. During the 2021 competition, 来自11个州的21所学校参与了这场正在进行的COVID-19大流行的战斗.

AG真人报告称,有近8000人接种了流感疫苗,排名第一. 1 among medium-sized universities. 韦恩州立大学大约接种了3400例疫苗,在中等规模大学中排名第二. The University of Wisconsin, Madison, won the large-university category with around 18,000 vaccinations.

What accounts for the University’s winning streak?

“Our Tar Heels really care about each other,” said Amy Sauls, 校园卫生药房和专业服务主任. “They know that when they get vaccinated, 这不仅仅是为了给自己提供对抗流感的最好保护, but it’s also to help keep their community safe. That’s really reflected in our vaccine numbers.”

Tar Heels are also fiercely competitive.

The flu, 流行性感冒由流感病毒引起的传染性呼吸道疾病, can cause mild to severe illness. During the 2019-20 flu season, which the U.S. 疾病控制和预防中心称其为“中度”,” an estimated 38 million people were sick with flu, requiring 400,000 hospitalizations and resulting in 22,000 flu deaths.

索尔说,预防流感的最好方法之一就是接种疫苗, 此外,要遵守洗手、咳嗽和打喷嚏时盖好被子等规程. “流感疫苗不是100%有效,但它是AG真人工具箱中最好的工具.”

Side effects from the vaccine, she said, are minimal. “你的手臂可能会疼痛,可能会持续一天左右. 有些人可能只是觉得有点不舒服,但流感疫苗不会让你得流感. It’s not a live virus vaccine.”

在美国,流感疫苗接种率保持不变, 每年只有不到一半的人接种流感疫苗. Alana’s Foundation, created in 2009 in memory of Alana Yaksich, a 5-year-old who died of influenza in 2003, 希望通过宣传活动和学院等竞赛来改变这一现状 & University Flu Vaccination Challenge.

索尔斯说,在COVID-19大流行期间,接种流感疫苗尤为重要. “你肯定不想在感染新冠病毒的基础上感染流感. But if you get the flu and you’ve been vaccinated, 可能的情况是,你的症状不会像没有接种疫苗时那么严重,” she said. “接种这两种疫苗是AG真人能提供的最好保护.”

在当前的流感季节,现在注射疫苗还为时不晚.

“AG真人通常在4月初之前提供流感疫苗,因为流感可能会在3月爆发,” Sauls said. 疫苗也可以保护那些去国外旅行的人,因为那里的流感季节不同. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons varies, but in the United States, 流感活动通常在10月开始增加,在12月至2月之间达到高峰, 尽管重大活动可能会持续到五月, according to the CDC.

本学期接种的疫苗不计入另一项全国冠军, but it will help protect you. 你也有机会在2022年全国锦标赛上支持AG真人.

索尔就是其中之一,他希望看到连胜的势头继续下去. “这是一个旅行纪念品,所以AG真人很高兴在过去的四年里不用把它运走. 最重要的是,AG真人很高兴AG真人的学生、教师和工作人员都接种了疫苗.”

Where are flu shots available?

学生药店(位于北科大学生药店大楼三楼)和校园健康药店(校园健康地下室)为学生提供免预约的流感疫苗, 教职员工在工作日的工作时间(9小时).m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.). Bring your insurance card. Medicare plans are not accepted.

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