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Increasing flu vaccine awareness and use in college students: A multidisciplinary approach
Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) (2019)
  • Stacey Knight-Davis
  • Nikki Hillier, Eastern Illinois University
  • Lauri J. DeRuiter-Willems
  • Amanda Harvey, Eastern Illinois University
  • Kathleen Phillips, Eastern Illinois University
Abstract
Among college students, flu vaccination rates are abysmal. The unique barriers students face are numerous. This effort explores the value of a multidisciplinary approach to increasing flu vaccination. To improve vaccine rates, several departments have teamed up for a multidisciplinary approach to flu education and prevention. Plans for the entire semester are in place to highlight the importance flu prevention. Events include vaccination clinics, a library exhibit, talks, movie screenings, student work, themed menu items at the student café, and a competition. Vaccination rates will be assessed at the end of the fall semester and reported. We expect using a multi-disciplinary approach will increase students’ awareness of influenza’s severity and their vulnerability to it. Through a sense of community, students will protect their campus, and more students will receive the vaccine.
Keywords
  • influenza,
  • exhibits,
  • vaccination
Disciplines
Publication Date
March 29, 2019
Location
Salt Lake City, UT
Citation Information
Stacey Knight-Davis, Nikki Hillier, Lauri J. DeRuiter-Willems, Amanda Harvey, et al.. "Increasing flu vaccine awareness and use in college students: A multidisciplinary approach" Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) (2019)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stacey_knight-davis/75/
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