This past week and weekend gave all of us a bumpy ride, but nothing like what some other parts of the state (and surrounding states) have endured. Our hearts go out to everyone who suffered a personal impact from Florence. It will be some time before some parts of our state return to normal.
The sun is shining this afternoon, and it is a welcome sight. We had gotten a great deal of rain last night. There had been some reports of local flooding and downed trees last night, when the rain seemed to be at its worst. But when I left my house for work this morning, my short ride to campus looked pretty normal. I can see blue sky out my window now.
Because I am playing catch-up from what I didn’t get done last week, today will be a short Daily Deac. First up: the time for our Wake Forest vs. Rice football game during Family Weekend has been set. Kickoff will be at 3:30 p.m. on September 29th. That is the perfect time for the football game – gives everyone a chance to enjoy the morning schedule of events, and the game will finish around dinnertime.
Last but not least, I wanted to pass on this important information from the Student Health Service about the availability of the flu vaccine.
According to the CDC, “The Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.” The Student Health Service is encouraging the entire Wake Forest community to get a flu vaccine this year to help protect themselves, their friends, and families. It’s especially important for students with health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, kidney or liver disorders, and weakened immune systems to get an annual flu vaccine.
Wake Forest has partnered again this year with Maxim Healthcare to bring a student flu vaccine clinic to campus. Quadrivalient Flu vaccines will be given on Wednesday, October 3rd from 12:00-7:00 pm in the Wellbeing Center Living room within the Reynolds Gym. The cost of the vaccine is $30 which can be paid by cash or check. Students who wish to pay by credit card can purchase vouchers for $33.00 at the Welcome desk in the Wellbeing Center. Many insurance cards will also be accepted.
As part of Family Weekend, the Student Health Service staff will be giving flu shots to students who come to the Campus Life Open House in the Wellbeing Center on Friday, September 28th from 1:00-5:00 pm. The cost of the injection is $30.00 and will be applied to the student’s account (no insurance is accepted other than Student Blue).