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Facebook Live to Feature Topics on Mandatory Flu Vaccine for Students and January Residence Hall Move-in

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 13, 2020) University of Kentucky public health and student support experts will discuss the university’s recent announcement requiring flu shots for students who come to campus, as well as information regarding move-in for Spring 2020, in a Facebook Live event at noon Thursday, Oct. 15, at

Kim Blanton, director for Infection Prevention and Control at UK HealthCare, will join Brooke Hudspeth, associate professor and chief practice officer at the UK College of Pharmacy, in providing their expert public health analysis in the live Q&A.

Additionally, Sarah Nikirk, executive director of auxiliary services, will provide key information to help students and families plan for spring move-in, including university health and safety measures and more.

The event will be moderated by UK Student Government Association President Courtney Wheeler. Members of the community are encouraged to submit questions in advance to

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