Flu News

Professor Offers Tips to Help Avoid, Deal with Flu Season

Forty states—including Tennessee—are already experiencing widespread and increasing influenza infections this season, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Paul Erwin, head of UT’s Department of Public Health, offers three simple tips that can go a long way in protecting you from getting or spreading the flu.

UT Flu Clinic Tomorrow

UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek is ready for flu season. Are you? The university will offer flu shots to students, faculty and staff from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center ballroom. The flu clinic will be adjacent to the University Center’s voting location. Shots will cost $20 and all proceeds will go to the Knoxville News Sentinel Empty Stocking Fund, which provides food and toys to needy families during the winter holidays.

UT Offers Flu Clinic Nov. 2

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will offer flu shots to students, faculty and staff from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the University Center Ballroom.
The flu clinic will be adjacent to the University Center’s voting location. Shots will cost $20 and all proceeds will go to the Knoxville News Sentinel Empty Stocking Fund, which provides food and toys to needy families during the winter holidays. The flu shots will be available to all UT students, faculty, staff and immediate family members over 4 years old. This year’s shot protects against both the seasonal flu and H1N1.

Chattanooga Times Free Press: Crying Wolf over Swine Flu?

This story reports on complaints by some about the over-hype of dangers related to H1N1 influenza. UT Knoxville public relations professor Michael Palenchar is quoted discussing the unusual openness by federal health officials in discussing what they knew and what they didn’t know about the pandemic.

UT to Hold Second H1N1 Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, Dec. 1

UT Knoxville will offer vaccinations for the H1N1 flu from 9 a.m. until noon tomorrow at TRECS. This clinic is open to all UT Knoxville-area students, faculty, staff and their immediate family members including children age 14 and older. Vaccines will be given free of charge and on a first-come, first-served basis.

UT Knoxville to Host H1N1 Flu Vaccine Clinic

UT Knoxville will offer vaccinations for the H1N1 flu from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at TRECS. This clinic will be open to all UT Knoxville-area students, faculty, staff and their immediate family members including children age 14 and older. Vaccines will be given free of charge and on a first-come, first-served basis.

H1N1 Vaccines are Coming to UT Knoxville

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will be hosting a flu clinic to provide immunizations for the H1N1 (swine) flu in the very near future. Both the flu mist nasal spray and the injectible vaccines have been ordered, and we are waiting arrival of our shipment from the Tennessee Department of Health. The flu vaccinations will be available – at no charge – to students, faculty, staff, and their families.