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Students Can Receive Flu Shots at Well-A-Palooza 2021

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2021) — The fourth annual Well-A-Palooza is happening 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Barker Plaza.

Students can look forward to free T-shirts, food and plenty of other swag items from over 20 campus partners that will table at the event. These groups include the Counseling Center, University Health Service, Campus Recreation and Wellness and so many more!

Well-A-Palooza 2021 will be the first opportunity for students to receive a flu shot. To receive your flu shot, it is recommended you bring your student ID and proof of insurance.

Well-A-Palooza was created to increase awareness of all the student wellness resources across campus. At the University of Kentucky, we strive to break down the barrier of access to wellness support for all students. Students are encouraged to connect with peer health educators to achieve the healthiest version of themselves.

Well-A-Palooza is a collaborative effort organized through the WellKentucky campus coalition and primarily funded by the Office for Student Success and Panhellenic Council. Students can RSVP on BBNvolved.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.