TCU flu shot clinic vaccinates 3,500 patients

first_imgGrant McGalliard TCU students receive evacuation text by mistake Facebook + posts Linkedin The event was planned by senior nursing major Katie Gray, who said her team put in many hours of work preparing for the event.“I’m actually the lead of the logistics team, so I’m kind of the overseer of everything,” Gray said. “We have a lot of people that come through.”“We also have a lot of volunteers, so we like to bring in a lot of people and give a lot of people the opportunity to help out,” Gray said. “We probably have about 200 people that we siphon through, and we have to train every single one of them.”Jessica Sarni, a TCU student who received the flu shot, said the nursing majors performed up to her expectations.“I expected to come right in, get a flu shot and leave,” Sarni said. “It was quick. I didn’t even feel it.”The flu shot’s effectiveness last year was only 23 percent, but even at that low of a rate, nursing students still urge their fellow students to get the vaccine.“People definitely need to get vaccinated,” said Molly McMillin, a junior nursing student who helped at the event. “That way we can prevent the flu from spreading around more.”Gray said the vaccine would prevent students from missing out on valuable time.“Vaccines are one of our main sources of protection, and it keeps our student body healthy, so we can be going to football games and class, and hanging out with our friends,” Gray said. Grant McGalliard print TCU Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences held a free flu shot clinic in the University Recreation Center on Wednesday, Oct. 7, that gave a vaccination to approximately 3,500 people affiliated with TCU.Students, faculty, staff and alumni were all welcome to receive flu shots, which were administered by students in the Harris College.Nursing major Anneliese Niederhauser said the free clinic was a success.“It went great,” Niederhauser said. “We actually ran out of flu vaccines. I think we almost do every year. We got a lot of people vaccinated, so hopefully we beat the flu.”The clinic was scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but students received an email at 1 p.m. saying the number of available vaccines was dwindling, and at 2 p.m. the nurses ran out of shots.Students turned out in droves to receive the vaccine, and Twitter was filled with people sharing their experience and urging others to get the shot.[View the story “Tweeting Through the Flu Shot” on Storify] Twitter Grant McGalliard is a senior journalism and political science major from Bay City, Texas. He’s worked in everything from sports to student organizations at TCU, and recently began blogging with the Dallas Morning News. In his spare time, Grant enjoys tweeting far too much, pretending he knows more than he does about Premier League soccer, and listening to the music of Kanye West. TCU removes Phi Kappa Sigma for hazing and other misconduct Grant McGalliard ReddIt TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Twitter Baseball season recap: Rebuilding turns to reloading after surprise CWS trip The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Previous articleCampus Carry recapNext articleJunior League of Fort Worth hosts annual holiday gift market Grant McGalliard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grant McGalliard TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Facebook Phi Kappa Sigma executive director, chapter president respond to dismissal Linkedin Grant McGalliard read more

Rape survivors invited to official launch of group in Limerick

first_imgLimerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Previous articleWhat Next for contempary dance graduatesNext articleWATCH: Munster move top of Conf A with bonus point win over Connacht Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Linkedin TAGSCommunitygrouphealthLimerick City and CountyNewssupport WhatsApp TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Limerick on Covid watch list center_img Survivors Support Anonomous founder Leona O’Callaghan who is one of the exhibition organisers.Photo: Liam BurkeAN EXHIBITION featuring the clothes worn by women when they were attacked and raped may still come to Limerick.The ‘Not Consent’ exhibition has been deferred but Limerick rape survivor Leona O’Callaghan, the founder of the ‘Survivor Support Anonymous’ group, will still launch her support group as planned.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up She has joined forces with Ruth Maxwell and Shaneda Daly to mount the exhibition in Limerick which displays the actual clothing of rape victims that was worn at the time of their attack. It may still come here at a later date“It attempts to emphasise the insignificance of clothing during rape trials. Our message is Clothes do not cause rape, rapists cause rape, victim blaming is not okay,” Leona told the Limerick Post.“When I got dressed this morning, I questioned if the coat I was bringing was warm enough. I asked myself if the shoes I chose were comfortable enough, if I needed to walk far. I was wondering if my cardigan clashed a bit with my jumpsuit and I looked too maroon.“What I didn’t do is ask if my underwear would get me raped today. Are we now living in a time where I need to?” she asked.Ms O’Callaghan recently saw the man who had repeatedly raped and abused her sentenced in court for his crimes.Patrick O’Dea, also known as “Whacker” of Pike Avenue, Limerick, pleaded guilty on the second day of his trial at the Central Criminal Court to charges of sexual assault and rape on dates in 1994 and 1995.Her experiences fuelled Ms O’Callaghan’s desire to offer support to other victims and she formed Survivor Support Anonymous, the official launch of which will take place on the night.SSA provides a safe place where those affected by abuse (sexual, physical and domestic) can learn to heal and recover from their trauma through the 12 steps of recovery. The group was founded by Leona and is also facilitated by Shaneda Daly, founder of Survivors Side by Side.The support group will be launched at the Limerick Health Hub in Patrick Street from 1 to 8pm on Thursday, January 17 with speakers expected at 6pm.Invited speakers include Ruth Coppinger, Debbie Cole, Priscilla and Ainee Grainger, Jessica Bowes and the organisers of the event amongst others. Twitter Email NewsCommunityHealthRape survivors invited to official launch of group in LimerickBy Bernie English – January 7, 2019 1010 Facebook Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printlast_img read more