ST. CLAIRSVILLE – In an effort to help prevent the flu and flu-like symptoms this year Belmont College, in collaboration with Rite Aid, will be offering flu vaccines on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The vaccines will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Learning Commons, room 1071 at the Academic Technical Center in St. Clairsville.

Rite Aid will be providing the vaccines, which will cost $35, with assistance from Belmont College nursing students. Insurance plans will be accepted and Rite Aid will bill all insurances directly. The vaccines, which are being offered on Belmont’s Main Campus, are being offered to the students, employees, and general public.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu vaccination has been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, and a growing body of evidence supports the fact that vaccination also reduces the risk of serious flu outcomes that can result in hospitalization and even death. CDC estimates that flu vaccines prevent tens of thousands of hospitalizations each year.