With flu season on the way, the Health Center will offer flu shots for $15 on a first-come, first-served basis starting Oct. 3.
The campus absence policy only allows four missed classes per semester, so students may feel the pressure of being dropped from classes.
“It’s important for a student to stay healthy, because education can never be achieved without good health,” SAC student Joseph Akasike said. Sick students may have trouble concentrating in class and keeping up with their assignments, he added.
Student Ruby Davila says when she is sick it is difficult to concentrate, but she struggles through the day because her education is important. SAC registered nurse Tammy Thul recommends that students wash their hands often, drink plenty of fluids and get enough rest to stay healthy.
Target and drugstores like CVS and Walgreens offer flu shots for $25 to $32.
“It is more beneficial for students to come to the Health Center to get the shots because it’s a suitable price and a fast process,” administrative secretary Marissa Hernandez said. The SAC Health Center and Wellness Center is located in room U-120.