Inside 'Dores

Home » College Life » Free Flu Shots!

Free Flu Shots!


Erica Graff

Today was Vanderbilt’s annual Flulapalooza, a huge campaign through which all Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are invited (encouraged, actually) to get a free flu shot. The campaign started three years ago, and last year we broke the world record for most flu shots given in a single-day campaign.

As expected, the process was really easy. I actually went over to Light Hall with my sister, Brittany, and her roommate, Emily. They both had strep throat a few weeks ago, and my sister’s roommate actually had pneumonia as well! They are completely better now, but there is no need to risk getting sick again this semester. I convinced them (forced them) to join me at Flulapalooza. Poor little freshmen had no idea where to find Light Hall, so I guess they needed me more than they let on.

When we arrived at the building, we flashed our Commodore Cards and then we were ushered to a tent where twenty vaccine stations were set up. All of the shots were administered by Vanderbilt RNs and we were documented by assistants working on iPads at each station. The shot itself was quick and painless. We were in and out of the tent in five minutes. I didn’t even need a band-aid! Only now, a few hours later, am I beginning to feel a slight soreness in my left arm.

Brittany and Emily have really been through a lot- mostly good- in their few weeks at Vanderbilt. I think that Flulapalooza was their first taste of how extensive the Vanderbilt community truly is. We waited in line with doctors, professors and maintenance workers. This also proved to them how much Vanderbilt cares about maintaining a healthy community. Also, I don’t know about for Emily, but this was definitely my sister’s first time getting a shot without holding her mommy’s hand. At least she got a sticker when she was done!

She's a big kid now!

Happy, healthy kids!


Back Home   

we're talking about

a cappella a-capella Abroad Academics activities admissions advice alpha chi omega Alternative Spring Break Alumni Alumni Lawn anchor down AOII ASB athenian sing Athletics AXLE Baking BCM Big Brothers Big Sisters Bike biology biomedical engineering Blair Blair School of Music blog Blogging Bluebird Cafe BME Bolivia Books Branscomb break Breakfast brevard Bridgestone arena British Cafe Coco caitlyn's catch-ups California camping campus catch-up chronicles cello Centennial Park CFHI Chicago child development China choosing a major choosing Vanderbilt christian christmas Circuits class Class of 2017 Classes Club Soccer Club Sports coffee Cognitive Studies College College Halls College Life college of arts and science college sports Commencement Commodore Cruise Commodore Quake commodores commons Commons Center Commons Cup community concert Concerts Cooking Country Music Culture dance dean wcislo derby days Dessert Dining Dinner Diversity diwali dorms downtown downtown nashville Early Decision Economics ed sheeran Edinburgh education End of Semester end of the semester engineering English exam exams exploring Extracurriculars fall Fall Break family family weekend fido finals finals week financial aid First Year five days of harry Florida food football founder's walk franklin fraternity free food french freshman Freshman Life Freshman Year Freshmen friends fun GEO graduation Greek Life Grins guatemala Halloween Harry Potter Health Care High school hiking hillsboro Hillsboro Village HOD holiday holidays home homecoming Housing houston Human and Organizational Development Ice Cream IFSA-Butler Inside Dores International International Student internship internships Interviews Intramurals james franklin Jeni's job Jobs Kappa Kappa Gamma Kentucky leadership Libraries library list London major managerial studies Masala-SACE math Mayfield Maymester MCAT meal plan Mechanical Engineering Mechatronics medical school medicine Megabus melodores memories MHS MOSAIC Move Crew Move-In movies Music Music City Music on Campus Nashville Nashville Predators Nashville sports Nashville Symphony Nationals nature neuroscience new york city NYC OACS off campus on campus events on-campus opportunities Orchestra original cast Outdoors Packing pancake pantry parent's weekend Parking Peabody performance Performances philosophy physics poetry Poland pre-med procrastination professor professors rand Reading Rec Center recruitment redpepper Registration relaxing Religious Life research retreat Rites of Spring Rome roommate ROTC Running rush ryman Schedule School school spirit Scotland season sec Semester senior Senior Year Service shadow shopping sick sigma phi lambda sleep snow soccer social life sororities sorority South Africa speakers sports Spring Spring Break Spring Semester stress Student Life student organizations Study Study Abroad Study Break studying Summer Summer Break Sweet Cece's Switzerland Taste of Nashville Taylor Swift Tennessee Tests Textbooks thanksgiving Thanksgiving Break The Music Group The Pub The Vanderbilt Hustler theatre Time tour tour guide towers tpac training travel ultimate frisbee undergraduate research University College London University of Edinburgh vacation Vanderbilt vanderbilt athletics vanderbilt football vanderbilt medical center Vanderbilt Programming Board Vanderbilt University Theatre Vandy Vegetarian Victory A cappella VIDA volunteer Volunteering VPB vsg VSVS VUcept VUT Weather weekend Why Vanderbilt Wilderness Skills WilSkills winning winter winter break work Writing YES Zanzibar

ALL TOPICS »

Recent Posts

Browse by Month

VIEW ARCHIVES »