Students Team Up for Community Flu Shots

For the past two years, health students from across campus have come together to provide flu vaccines to vulnerable communities. Michigan Community and Interprofessional Practice Training (M-CIPT) is a collaboration between the School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy , and School of Public Health in partnership with University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) Community Programs and Services. This year’s flu clinic series kicked off at Community Action Network’s Bryant Community Center.

M-CIPT was launched in fall 2013, with initial support from the Michigan Campus Compact Venture Grant. The project brings students together from three health disciplines to promote the flu shot, provide immunizations, and educate patients in low-income and isolated communities.

In the first year, 70 students from the three schools delivered more than 350 free flu vaccines during eight flu clinics held in churches, community centers, and a migrant camp. Read more.