News Brief – Shipment of vaccine arrives at Health Center

TCU’s Brown-Lupton Health Center has received an additional 100 flu vaccines to be available to students.”We are encouraging students to get their flu shots as soon as possible,” said Marilyn Hallam, assistant to the director of health services.

The Health Center will be issuing flu shots on a first-come-first-served basis, Hallam said.

It takes about two weeks for the antibodies to develop once the shots have been administered, according to the information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to this information, once these antibodies develop, they will protect against influenza.

“Getting the flu shot is the most effective way to protect against the flu,” Hallam said.

Shots are available from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Health Center.