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Check your calendar and make plans to receive the influenza vaccination.

It’s something everyone should make time for, according to Dr. Susan Batten, UToledo associate professor of nursing.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts there will be 37 to 43 million cases of flu in the United States this year, with 35,000 to 61,000 flu-related deaths,” she said. “35,000 is an impressive number, equal to the population of UToledo students, staff, volunteers, faculty and administration.”

Students, faculty and staff can minimize the risk for getting seasonal flu by thorough hand washing and getting an influenza vaccination, according to Batten.

“The CDC is urging early vaccination because the flu virus spread is expected to escalate in October and November,” Batten said. “Pregnant women, immunocompromised individuals, and those with severe respiratory or heart issues should seek a flu shot early. It takes two weeks to build immunity after getting a flu shot.”

The University provides free influenza immunization for students and employees. Walk-in clinics will be held on Health Science and Main campuses. Nurses and nursing students will administer the vaccine.

UToledo Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers not granted a waiver for medical or religious reasons are required to receive an influenza vaccination. Prior to the vaccination, employees must fill out a consent form, which is available at influenza.utoledo.edu. Those who have received flu shots elsewhere may upload documentation of their vaccination at the same website. Proof of immunization must be received by Dec. 1.

Main Campus students and employees can save time and register on the influenza vaccination website before going to a clinic. A schedule also is available there.

Clinics will take place:

Wednesday, Oct. 23 — Health Education Building Lobby on Health Science Campus from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 24 — Mulford Library Annex 245 from 7:15 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 29 — UToledo Medical Center Pinnacle Lounge from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 30 — Sullivan Athletic Complex in Savage Arena near Rocky’s Locker from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

— UToledo Medical Center Pinnacle Lounge from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 1 — Mulford Library Annex 245 from 7:15 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 4 — UToledo Medical Center Pinnacle Lounge from 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 5 — Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

— Kobacker Center 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 — Stranahan Hall Lobby from 8 a.m. to noon.

Thursday, Nov. 7 — UToledo Medical Center Pinnacle Lounge from 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 8 — Comprehensive Care Center Break Room, 3333 Glendale Ave., 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 13 — Roaming UToledo Medical Center midnight to 3 a.m.

— Health and Human Services Building Lobby from 8 a.m. to noon.

Thursday, Nov. 14 — UToledo Medical Center Pinnacle Lounge from 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 15 — Roaming UToledo Medical Center midnight to 3 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 18 — Roaming UToledo Medical Center midnight to 3 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 19 — UToledo Medical Center Pinnacle Lounge from 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 20 — UToledo Medical Center Pinnacle Lounge from 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 21 — Roaming UToledo Medical Center midnight to 3 a.m.

Sunday, Nov. 24 — Roaming UToledo Medical Center midnight to 3 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 25 — UToledo Medical Center Pinnacle Lounge from 7:15 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 26 — UToledo Medical Center Pinnacle Lounge from 7:15 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 27 — Roaming UToledo Medical Center midnight to 3 a.m.

— Mulford Library Annex 245 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 1 — Roaming UToledo Medical Center midnight to 7 a.m.

— Mulford Library Annex 245 7:15 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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