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PA Students Add to Health Services’ Flu-Fighting Arsenal

Savanna R. Stauffer, a physician assistant student from Ephrata, draws a dose of the vaccine into a syringe.
Savanna R. Stauffer, a physician assistant student from Ephrata, draws a dose of the vaccine into a syringe.
PA student Bryce A. Petersheim, of Birdsboro, administers a flu shot to Francis J. Quigley, an engineering design technology student from Coatesville.
PA student Bryce A. Petersheim, of Birdsboro, administers a flu shot to Francis J. Quigley, an engineering design technology student from Coatesville.
After a reportedly pain-free injection, physician assistant student Jessica A. Gmerek, of Bellefonte, applies an adhesive bandage to Katelin E. Thompson, an occupational therapy assistant major from Osceola Mills.
After a reportedly pain-free injection, physician assistant student Jessica A. Gmerek, of Bellefonte, applies an adhesive bandage to Katelin E. Thompson, an occupational therapy assistant major from Osceola Mills.

Physician assistant students joined the crew of School of Health Sciences students who are putting their education to use for the Penn College community this week, helping to administer flu shots in College Health Services. Nursing students are also taking shifts providing the vaccines, which are available through 4 p.m. Monday and from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. College Health Services, on the first floor of the Bush Campus Center, is providing the shots to Penn College students, employees and their spouses and dependents (9 years and older) at a cost of $15.