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UHCOP Students Perform 1,300-plus Free Flu Immunizations, Wellness Screenings for 55-plus Residents in Humble-Kingwood Area

UH College of Pharmacy students made their annual autumn trek to the Humble Civic Center Oct. 6 to provide more than 1,300 free seasonal flu immunizations and wellness screenings combined to residents of the Humble-Kingwood-Northeast Houston area. 

UHCOP Pharm.D. students performed 450 seasonal flu immunizations and nearly 900 wellness screenings ranging from blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol screenings to diabetic foot/metabolic syndrome, peripheral artery disease and mini mental status exams.

In addition, UHCOP students and faculty preceptors counseled more than two dozen patients on their medications to promote safe, effective use of their medication therapies. 

More than 100 UHCOP students, as well as about a dozen faculty preceptors and pharmacy residents from faculty members' clinical practice sites, participated in this year's event. 

The Humble 55+ Health Fair is a collaboration between UHCOP and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital's 55-Plus Program that stretches back roughly two decades.