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Drive-up flu shots were available at the Colonial Life Arena parking lot.
Drive-up flu shots were available at the Colonial Life Arena parking lot.

University becomes 'drive-in' force in flu preparation

Dr. Gene Luna, associate vice president for student affairs and executive assistant to the vice provost for academic support, said the university’s aggressive flu-education campaign extends far beyond the visible, as administrators and deans attend regular briefings on flu so that they are prepared to work with their staffs to avoid a massive outbreak.

“We are a well-prepared university community and have put tremendous effort into a flu-mitigation campaign,” he said. “The university is a complex organization that has demonstrated how it can gear up and have a concerted response to threat and emergency.

“It is gratifying to see such phenomenal collaboration and effort that brings together all corners of our state’s flagship university, from our schools of medicine and public health and college of nursing to parking and transportation and student leadership,” Luna said.

For more information about the university’s preparedness and response to flu and for important flu-related Web links, visit the Web site: http://www.sc.edu/flu/.

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Posted: 10/01/09 @ 12:00 AM | Updated: 10/02/09 @ 9:37 AM | Permalink

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