Working Together, No Flu For You | Schools
DUBLIN, GA - Students enrolled in Allied Health programs at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) are required to have a flu vaccination prior to beginning their clinical rotations, and students in OFTC's Pharmacy Technology Diploma program received their flu shot this past Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at the College's South Campus in Dublin.
The flu vaccines were donated by Gayco Health Care Pharmacy through the OFTC Foundation - South, Inc., and were administered by OFTC students enrolled in the Practical Nursing Diploma program under the direct supervision of their nursing instructors.
"This is a great example of the community and the College working together for the greater good," said OFTC Pharmacy Technology Instructor Jack Shepherd. "The donated vaccines help our students' pocketbook and overall health, in addition to the health of those patients our students will assist. We appreciate Gayco Health Care's generous donation."
"Sending healthy students into our community is very important," continued Shepherd. "At the end of a student's program of study, many Allied Health programs include clinical rotations so that students can successfully apply the theoretical concepts of their program to clinical (real-world) situations and patients in a supervised setting. During flu season, we want to do everything we can to keep our community healthy and flu-free."