Competition Background & Overview
In an effort to further protect our campus communities throughout the region, the Center for Rural Health at Northern Michigan University is bringing universities throughout the U.P. together to “Fight the Flu”. Students, staff and faculty from Finlandia University, Michigan Technological University and Northern Michigan University are competing to see which school can get the highest percentage of its total population vaccinated against the flu.
The winning school will receive a trophy, but best of all, bragging rights.
How to Participate
Students, staff and faculty who have received (or plan to receive) their flu vaccination at campus sponsored flu shot clinic events are not required to self-report. The Universities will be providing the number of vaccinations distributed in totality periodically throughout the competition and the leader board will be updated accordingly.
Individuals who receive their flu vaccination elsewhere such as from their personal primary care provider, the health department, pharmacy, a community sponsored event, etc. are encouraged to anonymously self-report.
Where to get vaccinated
Vaccine is also available locally at the health department, outpatient clinics, community flu shot clinics and pharmacies.
The Benefits of the Flu Vaccine
Follow on-going progress throughout the semester and take pride in protecting yourself and others by reducing the risk of flu illnesses this year.
For more information and key facts about the flu vaccine, visit the CDC's website.