Flu Clinic Information

Make Your Intention, Flu Prevention!

It is coming up on FLU SEASON once again! Did you know that an excellent way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year?

INFLUENZA (FLU) is a contagious disease, which can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or nasal secretions. Influenza can occur at any time, but usually occurs November through May. All individuals 6 months of age and older should get the flu vaccine as soon as it is available. The vaccine will PROVIDE PROTECTION if the flu season comes early.

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER OFFERING FLU SHOTS FOR STUDENTS/ FACULTY/STAFF

  • FREE FLU SHOTS FOR STUDENTS!!
  • FACULTY/STAFF: COST $ 15

The flu clinic will be on the following days at the Meriam Library Breezeway from 1:00PM to 5:00PM:

Monday, September 19th

Thursday, September 22nd

Monday, September 26th

Monday, October 10th

Thursday, October 20th

What flu viruses are included in the seasonal vaccine for?

The vaccine provides protection against A/H1N1 (pandemic) influenza and two other influenza viruses – influenza A/H3N2 and influenza B. It will not prevent illness caused by other viruses.

 It takes up to 2 weeks for protection to develop after the shot. Protection lasts about a year.

Some inactivated influenza vaccine contains a preservative called thimerosal. Thimerosal-free influenza vaccine is available. Ask your healthcare provider for more information.

When to get vaccinated against seasonal flu?

Yearly flu vaccination should begin in September, or as soon as vaccine is available, and continue throughout the flu season which can last as late as May. This is because the timing and duration of flu seasons vary. While flu season can begin early as October, most of the time seasonal flu activity peaks in January or later.

Who should get vaccinated?

On February 24, 2010 vaccine experts voted that everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each year starting with the influenza season. CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted for "universal" flu vaccination in the U.S. to expand protection against the flu to more people. While everyone should get a flu vaccine each flu season, it’s especially important that certain people get vaccinated either because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications.