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2:51 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Capilouto Gets Flu Vaccination, Encourages Others To Follow Suit

UK President Eli Capilouto rolled up his sleeve and got his flu shot on Tuesday, encouraging others to follow suit.

UK President Eli Capilouto gets his season flu shot
Credit Rebecca Smith
Listen to Dr. Capilouto receive his seasonal flu shot

Dr. Capilouto visited the College of Pharmacy building and third year Pharmacy student Samantha Perisi was waiting for him with a needle and a vial.

The whole process took about 21 seconds to complete.

Pharmacists and physicians recommend a flu shot for everyone over the age of six months.  Last year, 72% of children who died from the flu had not been vaccinated.

Perisi says the shot is perfectly safe and will not make the recipient sick.