SGA Offers Flu Shots to CCE Students, Raises Money for Food Baskets
November 15, 2012
Are you an adult student who needs a flu shot? The Center for Continuing Education Student Government Association might be able to help.
In partnership with Harris Teeter, SGA has already provided free flu shots to about 40 CCE students and their adult family members.
“We have had many students say thank you and how much they appreciate this opportunity,” said SGA President Yvette Bailey ’12. “Some of the students who had already received their shot elsewhere also commented that this was a great idea, and they wished they had waited because the expense of the shots was a little much.”
Several students have commented that they hope SGA will do this again next year. But SGA isn’t the only organization to thank. Harris Teeter is sponsoring the efforts.
“Harris Teeter is so generously offering us $5 per shot to help us shop for needy CCE student families who will receive a turkey and basket of food to supplement their Thanksgiving meal,” said Yvette. “So far we have raised $200, and we expect that amount to increase.”
The relationship between SGA and the local Harris Teeter goes back two years, according to Yvette, when head pharmacist Brady Rosenthal, a former CCE student himself, offered to donate the pharmacy’s extra flu vaccine.
Flu shots will be offered to CCE students and family members over the age of 18 until Nov. 20. If you don’t have the time, you can pick up a rain check and take it to the local Harris Teeter at your own convenience.
Yvette hopes that more students will be able to take advantage of this opportunity.
“It is important that CCE students know the student government is there for them,” said Yvette. “With the economy being the way that it is, we want to help CCE students with something that many of them nee.”