Flu shots being administered at UTRGV

Those using the UTRGV Edinburg Campus as an early voting election site will have access to the flu vaccinne.

On Wednesday, the university of Texas Rio Grande Valley announced UT Health RGV is making flu vaccinations available during early voting at the starting Oct. 15, as a way to increase the public’s access to the vaccine for the 2020 flu season.

The flu vaccines will be administered near the voting site at a tent located by the entrance to the Student Union, so when community members visit the campus to cast their ballots, they also will be able get a flu shot while supplies last.

The flu vaccine is free for UTRGV students, faculty and staff who present their university ID. Those uninsured will have to pay $20 for the vaccine. No appointment is needed and those getting a vaccine need to bring their ID and insurance card.

UT Health RGV medical professionals are strenuously encouraging the public to be vaccinated for the flu as the 2020 flu season is different from previous flu seasons due to the ongoing pandemic.

The location will be at the Edinburg Campus Ballroom, 1201 W. University Drive and flu vaccines will be available starting today through  Friday, Oct. 30 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

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