Operation Immunization Brings Flu Shots to Ole Miss Community
The University of Mississippi chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists is conducting its annual Operation Immunization for providing flu shots to the Ole Miss community.
Operation Immunization is an immunization awareness campaign designed to increase the public's knowledge while increasing the number of adults receiving immunizations.
“With flu season approaching, it is more vital than ever to get the influenza vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to receiving the annual influenza immunization, we should continue to properly wear our masks, as well as perform frequent hand-washing and physical distancing, so we can continue to protect our community.”
Second-year student Eric Pham
The cost is $40, and can be billed to most insurance plans, as university students, faculty and staff should bring their Ole Miss ID and prescription insurance card. What insurance doesn't cover can be charged to Bursar accounts.
The vaccine will be offered as a drive-thru at the South Oxford Center Parking Garage, located at 2301 South Lamar Boulevard. COVID-19 symptoms and temperatures will be checked.
The flu vaccine is also available at Pharmacy Health Services, located inside the V.B. Harrison Health Center on campus, during its operation hours.
Operation Immunization will take place from 1-4 p.m. CT on these select dates:
Wednesday, September 23
Tuesday, October 6
Thursday, October 15
Wednesday, October 21
Tuesday, October 27
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should get a flu shot?
It is recommended everyone above the age of six months old receives a yearly flu vaccine.
When should I get my flu shot?
The CDC recommends getting your flu shot in the months of September or October to provide protection against the flu for the entire season.
Why should I get my flu shot?
An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. Vaccination has been shown to have many benefits, including reducing the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and even the risk of flu-related death in children.
See more key facts about the flu and flu vaccine at the CDC.gov website.