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Mountaineer mascot to receive flu shot

The WVU Mountaineer Mascot, Mikel Hager, is pictured here wearing his traditional buckskins and holding his rifle. He has long curly light brown hair cut in a mullet style and a long brown beard.

Mountaineer mascot Mikel Hager will receive his annual flu shot Wednesday (Oct. 4) from a student with the WVU School of Pharmacy. (WVU Photo/Jennifer Shephard)

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WHAT: The West Virginia University Mountaineer mascot, Mikel Hager, will get his flu shot to raise awareness about flu prevention.

WHO: Kaylee Dean, a School of Pharmacy second-year student pharmacist and chair of the WVU Chapter of the American Pharmacists Association — Academy of Student Pharmacists Operation Influenza, is scheduled to administer the vaccine to the Mountaineer mascot along with other members of the University community.

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 3:15 p.m. 

WHERE: Cook-Hayman Pharmacy Museum, located next to the School of Pharmacy Dean’s Office, First Floor, WVU Health Sciences Center — North, Morgantown

NOTES: After the photo and video opportunity with the Mountaineer mascot, Dr. Gretchen Garofoli, School of Pharmacy clinical associate professor, will be available to speak about the flu and flu vaccines.



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