Take the College Flu and COVID-19 Challenge for a chance to win great prizes

November 10, 2021

The return of cooler temperatures, shorter days and longer nights is a reminder that winter is coming, and so is the cold and flu season.

“While many Sun Devils are accustomed to rolling up their sleeves for a flu shot every fall, the vaccination message this year has twist: Get your flu and COVID-19 shots,” said Aaron Krasnow, associate vice president of ASU Counseling Services and Health Services.

Graphic that says Ready to beat a twindemic? Take a public health quiz at studentlife.asu.edu by Dec. 17 to win a gift card prize.

That’s why The Arizona Partnership for Immunization (TAPI) is encouraging college students across Arizona to raise their awareness of the best ways to protect themselves from the flu and COVID-19 by taking the Public Health 101: Beating a Twindemic pop quiz. Sun Devils are invited to review the pop quiz and then submit their answers by Dec. 17, 2021, to win a gift card prize.

Additionally, TAPI is calling college and university health science majors across Arizona to show their school spirit and take the College Flu & COVID-19 Challenge to help beat a twindemic by producing and submitting a TikTok video educating peers about the importance of getting both the flu and COVID-19 vaccines this season. Video submissions are due Nov. 30 by 5 p.m. Additional details regarding the twindemic pop quiz and the TikTok video contest are provided below.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts viruses causing the flu and COVID-19 will be circulating this fall and winter. And it is possible for individuals to come down with both viruses at the same time.

With this in mind, the CDC recommends that everyone 5 years old and older take the flu and COVID-19 shots to stay healthy through the season and help communities across the United States avoid a “twindemic” where vulnerable and unprotected individuals get sick with both viruses. Additionally, the CDC has indicated that the COVID-19 vaccines can be administered with no necessary gap in timing with the flu vaccine.

Flu and COVID-19 vaccinations are available at ASU Health Services. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment at myhealth.asu.edu today. The CDC has created a resource site that includes a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions about the flu and COVID-19 vaccines.

For more information regarding the campaigns open to college students, visit whyimmunize.org, call 602-288-7567 or email jazminm@tapi.org.

Public Health 101: Beating a Twindemic Pop Quiz

1. The flu and COVID 19 are:

1. Airborne
2. Viruses
3. Have a vaccine
4. All of the above

2. If I get my COVID vaccine then I don’t need my flu vaccine, too.

True or False

3. If I’m young, I don’t have to worry even if I get COVID because it won’t be that bad.

True or False

4. What isn’t a communicable disease?

1. Influenza
2. COVID-19
3. Diabetes
4. Hepatitis

5. COVID and flu vaccines:

1. Can be given at the same time
2. Are available at my school
3. Are safe and effective
4. All of the above

Submit your answers here by Dec. 17.


College Flu and COVID-19 Challenge

TikTok video submissions that help raise awareness among college students about the importance of getting both the flu and COVID-19 vaccines this season will be reviewed, and cash prizes will be awarded:

  • First place: $500
  • Second place: $250
  • Third place: $100

Submission requirements:

  • Must be a health science student
  • Video must be under 1 minute
  • Video must follow university’s student code of conduct

Submissions due: Tuesday, Nov. 30, by 5 p.m.

Make submissions here. 

For more information, visit whyimmunize.org, call 602-288-7567 or email jazminm@tapi.org.