October 3, 2013


SUBJECT:   Flu Season is Coming!

Anyone can get the flu, and vaccination is the single best way to protect against becoming ill with influenza and spreading it to others.

Each flu season, different flu viruses can spread. Getting vaccinated against the flu protects against the three influenza viruses that research indicates will cause the most illness this season (including H1N1).

Health experts now recommend that everyone 6 months of age and older get vaccinated against influenza.
Even healthy children and adults can get very sick from the flu, but certain people are at greater risk for serious complications if they get the flu, so are especially urged to get vaccinated. Higher risk people include:

-People 65 years and older
-Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2
years old
-People with certain chronic health conditions like asthma,
diabetes, heart disease, neurological conditions, and immunodeficiency.
-Pregnant women
-Healthcare workers and caretakers of children

FLU VACCINE CLINICS are scheduled on a walk-in basis at the following

At Student Health Services: Upstairs Murray's Place Conference Room

October 8th, 9:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
October 9th, 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
October 16th, 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
October 17th, 9:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
October 22nd, 9:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

At The Zone (Located in Price Center near Jamba Juice)

November 15th, 11:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
November 22nd, 11:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Injectable and intranasal Flu vaccine is FREE for students with SHIP insurance. If you waived SHIP or have RAFT, Injectable vaccine costs $15 and Intranasal vaccine costs $25. (Cost will be billed to your university student account)

For more information:

Karen J Calfas,PhD
Executive Director
Student Health & Well-Being