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Clemson, South Carolina square off again in flu shot competition


The Clemson football team has moved into the “championship phase” in its quest for a third national title over the last four years. Its final regular-season test will come Saturday, Nov. 30 against archrival University of South Carolina in the Palmetto Bowl — the state championship of college football in South Carolina.

But the Tigers and Gamecocks football players aren’t the only ones who have a chance to battle for a championship. Students, faculty and staff from both Clemson and the University of South Carolina will again have their chance to take part in the competition.

The two schools will renew the rivalry in a flu shot competition this fall. Students can receive vaccines at the Redfern Health Center, while faculty and staff can do the same across the street at the Joseph F. Sullivan Center. If you received a flu shot at the Sullivan Center or from an off-campus provider, you are encouraged to self-report the vaccine. The final day to self-report using the National College Flu Vaccination Survey is Dec. 6.

Student Health Services offers the seasonal flu vaccine at Redfern with no appointment necessary. Students can walk in, complete the required forms and get the vaccine in the pharmacy from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. each day but Wednesday. On Wednesday, the pharmacy opens at 9 a.m. Most flu vaccines are covered by insurance at zero copay. If not covered, the cost is $35. The Sullivan Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling 864-656-3076.

For more information, please visit the Student Health Services flu home page.

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