Hun­dreds of stu­dents, fac­ulty and staff received flu shots, donated blood and gained a wealth of health knowl­edge as part of the fifth-​​annual Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences Health Fair and Flu Clinic on Wednesday.

Dozens of vol­un­teers par­tic­i­pated in the all-​​day event, which was held in the Curry Stu­dent Center. Nursing majors Kristen Silva and Liana Rizzo were among those helping to admin­ister nearly 850 flu shots in the ball­room to mem­bers of the North­eastern com­mu­nity who received the vac­ci­na­tion — including Terry Fulmer, the new dean of Bouvé.

This is public health,” said Rizzo, a senior. “We’re helping people get vac­ci­nated so they can avoid get­ting the flu this season.”

A sea of infor­ma­tional posters in the Curry Stu­dent Center quad high­lighted a range of health prob­lems, including asthma, smoking, dia­betes, alcohol use, anx­iety dis­order, weight gain and sex­u­ally trans­mitted diseases.

The posters offered guid­ance on how stu­dents can address the prob­lems and included infor­ma­tion about joining health-​​related stu­dent groups and activities.

Senior phar­macy major Carol Poskay, who has vol­un­teered at the health clinic for the last five years, doled out infor­ma­tion on stress and sleep depri­va­tion — two health issues that com­monly affect col­lege students.

The event, she said, is a good way to con­nect with class­mates and impart crit­ical knowl­edge about impor­tant health issues.

These issues apply to stu­dents of all majors,” Poskay said of stress and sleep depri­va­tion. “We’re helping them improve their health and their lives.”