Sep 8
Kendall Herren, Senior in Agricultural Communications

I am SO sick of that word. And the disease. And the emails. And pretty much everything about it.

But, after Googling mumps and looking at photos of swollen glands, I don’t understand how people still have yet to get their shots. Mumps leads to a number of different things including meningitis, swelling of the brain, and can even cause you to go deaf.

As a 21 year old, with hopefully several decades of life ahead of me, my brain or spinal cord swelling, or the loss of my hearing is enough to get me to the doctors to get a shot.

So while you’re chilling in your room, binge watching Netflix, binge eating a bag of Doritos, or anything else the steryotypical college student does, take the 30 minutes to get your shot.

It’s simple.

Call McKinley Health Center: 217-333-2701.

Choose Immunization & travel office.

Ask to schedule an appointment.

Show up to appointment with student ID.

Check in.

Walk into the office.

They’ll ask you which arm, swab it, put it in.

And boom.

You’re done.


It’s REALLY that simple.