PORTLAND, Ore. - Students in the College of Pharmacy at Oregon State University will partner with Oregon AWARE, the Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education, in a health education event in Portland on Friday, Nov. 22.

The fourth annual "AWARE in the Square" event will be at Pioneer Courthouse Square from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Students will provide free information about antibiotic use, immunizations, bacterial versus viral infections, and cold and flu prevention. Adults without health insurance will be able to receive the flu vaccine free of charge.

In the past, more than 1,000 people have attended the event, which takes place during national Get Smart About Antibiotics Week.

Medical, physician assistant, and nursing students from Oregon Health and Science University are assisting with the event.

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Tabetha Gould, 541-737-4015 or Tabetha.gould@oregonstate.edu