The 2020-2021 flu season is forecasted to surge and circulate during the fall and winter months in the United States. To offset the flu season, Dillard University's Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center, Human Resources and Office of Community & Church Relations will be hosting a flu shot clinic on Friday, November 6, 2020, 10 AM - 2 PM, in the Student Union. This clinic will be available to Dillard's faculty, staff, students, and the greater Gentilly community. All flu shots will be free with proof of insurance; for the uninsured, the cost will be $27. It is important to note that a person can contract the flu virus and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at the same time. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are key differences between flu and COVID-19. COVID-19 spreads more easily than the flu and causes serious illnesses in some people. A person can be asymptomatic with COVID-19, which means symptoms of the virus take longer to appear, therefore, making them contagious longer. Currently, there is only a flu vaccine. There is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. Please remember to practice social distancing, wear a mask over your nose and mouth and, wash your hands regularly with water and soap. For more information, please visit the CDC.