Quarantine: MSU edition

OUR VIEW: Sick students need to keep their illnesses in the confines of their own homes.Sniffling. Coughing. Puffy, red eyes. Scratchy throats and barely audible voices. These are just a few of the sounds and disgusting bodily functions that students experience as classes drag on through the campus … [Read more...]

Sickness hits softball team

Though the girl's softball team has been performing well— holding a 6-6 record— they were hit with a troubling grand slam: sickness. Conditions on campus have spilled onto the playing field, taking players out with two cases of strep throat and three cases of the flu. With only nine girls for seven … [Read more...]

It’s flu season. Love isn’t the only thing in the air.

As Christmas trees and menorahs began to fade from shop displays and mall windows, the scarlet, heart-shaped candy boxes found their way at the forefront of every aisle marked seasonal in preparation for the festival of romance — Valentine’s Day. Though over-sized teddy bears and scarlet roses are … [Read more...]

Health Center to offer free flu vaccinations for students

It’s that time of the year when students, faculty, and staff begin to experience a runny nose, feeling achy, and begin coughing. Students can even begin to notice other classmates sniffling, coughing and bringing tissues with them to class.According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, … [Read more...]

Health center’s flu vaccine safer than previous years’

Cold and flu season goes from December to February and that means the virus will start spreading like wildfire soon. The Vinson Health Center is offering the flu vaccine free for students. This year there is a new vaccine, the quadrivalent vaccine. It is the best vaccine in terms of limiting side … [Read more...]

Compare and contrast Ebola and the flu

Read More: More than 120 attend community meeting on Ebola Read More: Ebola: Just wash your hands Deaths EBOLA: One person died in United States FLU: 3,000 to 49,000 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "I believe the people are overreacting to the recent outbreak … [Read more...]

500 flu shots available next week — maybe

While the timing of flu season flu season is unpredictable, it can begin as early as October and continue as late as May. To help combat flu and missed class days, students can get a free fu shot. Tiffany Kosse, medical office manager at the health center, said, “I ordered 500 flu shots and they … [Read more...]

Vinson Health Center offers free flu shots to students

Vinson Health Center offers free flu shots to students from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. After reading over the vaccine fact sheet and signing a consent form, you’re taken to the examination room where they will check your temperature. Then you’re given the shot. “A flu shot is your only … [Read more...]