Shots. Shots. Shots. (Everybody.)
UNC students and community members can now receive the flu and Pfizer COVID-19 bivalent booster shots at several locations on campus.
Flu shots can be received at the Student Stores Pharmacy, Campus Health Pharmacy, University Employee Occupational Health Clinic and campus walk-in clinics. Those with health insurance are encouraged to bring their insurance cards, according to the UNC flu vaccination website.
The best way to prevent the contraction and spread of the seasonal flu is to receive the vaccine annually, according to a campus-wide email sent to the UNC community from UNC Environment, Health and Safety.
As of Sept. 12, UNC Campus Health Services has provided 489 flu shots so far, UNC Media Relations said in an email to The Daily Tar Heel.
UNC Media Relations said updated COVID-19 boosters are available through the Student Stores Pharmacy and the Campus Health Pharmacy with no appointment necessary. Locations will offer them Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Between March 10 and Sept. 10, Campus Health has administered 1,390 COVID-19 vaccines, 1,107 of which were booster shots.
"To date, Campus Health has provided 15,818 COVID shots; 10,229 of those have been booster shots. That includes shots to students, faculty, staff and immediate family," said Media Relations.
The Pfizer booster is recommended for individuals over 12 who received the primary COVID-19 vaccine series or booster at least two months beforehand.