University of Minnesota Aims for Flu Shot Record

The University of Minnesota is aiming for a flu shot record.

The university hopes to give between 6,000 and 10,000 free flu shots in one day — Tuesday, Oct. 28.

The Guinness World Record for most flu shots in one day is 3,271.

The shots will be given at four locations around the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses. University students, faculty, staff and their dependents are eligible for the free vaccination. Members of the general public are not eligible.

The mass one-day vaccination effort also will serve as a test of the university's emergency response system, to see how many people can be inoculated in a short period of time.

More than 60 trained personnel will be distributing the shots during the nine-hour period on campus.