TCU’s Harris School of Nursing students will give out free flu shots to students and faculty at the TCU REC Center on Oct. 8th, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Students will also have a chance of winning a gift basket that includes an autographed football by head football coach Gary Patterson, tickets to the TCU v. OSU game with a parking pass and access to a mystery private club.
Senior nursing student Shannon Dunleavy said that every participant will be entered to win the grand prize.
“We don’t only want to encourage people to participate but also to reward those who are trying to stop the spread of the flu by getting their flu shot,” she said.
According to the Flu Clinic’s Facebook page, all nursing students are allowed to volunteer for the clinic, but priority is awarded to seniors.
“It is always something that the senior class looks forward to,” Dunleavy said. “As a nursing student, it is much easier to gain practice in a hands-on environment. You can never be comfortable doing skills until you’ve done them numerous times.”
Senior Lizzie Engelbrecht said nursing students are qualified and ready to immunize students.
“Every person who is participating in the flu clinic is more than prepared and has given countless injections before giving them to our peers,” she said. “This is a great opportunity to show the TCU community a glimpse of what we do.”