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Beacom Flu Shot Clinic Prepares Students for Winter

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VERMILLION, S.D. – The Beacom School of Business Health Services Administration Department (HSAD) hosted its second annual flu shot clinic in Beacom Hall to give students a more convenient way to receive their vaccination.
The program is a collaborative effort between Sanford Health in Vermillion and Beacom’s Administration of Health Services Organizations course (HSAD 435). The students in the course gain the real-world experience of hosting an event that protects the community.
“We are excited to continue providing students with a quick and easy option to get their flu shot between classes,” said Jewel Goodman Shepherd, Ph.D., assistant professor of health services administration. “In our course, we have several discussions on the importance of increased access to essential care, and this flu shot clinic was an example of just that.”
A total of 58 students, staff and faculty received their flu shots this year during the 2-hour event.
For the past four years, the students enrolled in HSAD 435 have worked with Sanford Health Vermillion’s clinic director to assist with the administration of the flu shot clinic across campus and in the community. After holding the clinic in Beacom Hall for the first-time last year, Shepherd decided to continue to offer the service in the convenient location.
USD’s Beacom School of Business was established in 1927 and has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1949. The leading business school in the region, Beacom’s programs are consistently ranked among the top business schools in the nation by Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and others for its high-quality learning experience, student success, affordability, and high-caliber of faculty and students. Whether a student chooses face-to-face or online courses, Beacom’s programs emphasize real-world experience through professional organizations, quality internships and capstone projects.
Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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