Fear the needle

The flu epidemic has killed around 80,000 Americans during last year’s winter, which is more than those who died from gun violence, traffic collisions, and opioid overdoses. People need to get their flu shots to prevent them from getting sick.   


The Lee County Health Department will be in the multi-purpose giving out annual flu-shots to students who have signed up to get them. It was supposed to take place on October 11, 2018, but unfortunately with the damage from Hurricane Michael the flu-shots have been moved to October 25, 2018 in the same place and will be on a Thursday.

The amount of students signed up is almost the same amount as last year, which is a whopping 42 out of 1,391 students.

Jackson Carlstrom

Kristi Bothwell (faculty) said “I wish we had more people, but I hope they get their shots, because this is very serious.”

Austin Massey (12) said “I don’t know, my parents filled out the paperwork and I don’t want to be sick.”

Massey said “I don’t care for [needles,] but if it has to be done, it has to be done.”