The University of Colorado College of Nursing and Campus Community Health are holding flu shot clinics in September and October on the Anschutz Medical Campus for students, faculty, staff, and other members of the campus community and their families.
“The flu shot clinic is an access point for the community,” CU Nursing Associate Dean of Clinical and Community Affairs Rosario Medina, PhD, FNP-BC, ACNP, CNS, FAANP says. “We’re trying to be a collaborator in this community to make sure our campus community is healthy.”
CU Nursing student Nichole Doest provides a flu shot.
The clinics are outside of the Anschutz Health Science Building at the South Plaza at 1890 Revere Court.
The clinics accept most health insurances and health plans. CU Nursing graduate and undergraduate students administer the shots.
“I want everyone to know the importance of getting vaccinated every year,” CU Nursing student Nichole Doest says. “I think getting students vaccinated is important because we need to be vaccinated to do our clinical rotations.”
Doest says she volunteered to get more experience giving shots, as well as working directly with people in the community.
“I enjoy meeting people who aren’t in a hospital bed and who are getting this outpatient experience,” she says. “I think that’s a fun thing to do, you get someone every couple of minutes, you say ‘hi’ and ‘bye’ and then send them on their way.”
“This is the learning lab in real life, these are nurses who just had their clinical practice in a lab, and now they’re applying what they’ve learned in real life experiences with real-life patients.” CU Nursing Associate Dean of Clinical and Community Affairs Rosario Medina, PhD, FNP-BC, ACNP, CNS, FAANP
Campus Community Health Expands to Five Days a Week
CU College of Nursing Dean Dr. Elias Provencio-Vasquez being administrated his flu shot.
Medina also says the flu clinics are a way to tell the Anschutz Campus community that Campus Community Health is available for primary care needs. Campus Community Health was only open two days a week since the pandemic, but now it has expanded to five days a week (Monday – Friday).
“(The flu clinics) are our launch to say ‘We’re back’,” Medina says. “We’re here to service you so you can get to work or school, and you can bring your family members if they need to get service and they can’t get into their primary care provider.”
CU Nursing and Campus Community Health are hosting three additional flu shot clinics: September 27, October 4, and October 18 from 9am – 5pm. You do need to make an appointment by calling (303) 724-6242.