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Flu Shot Information & Flu Clinics

Why should you get the flu shot?

The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year. The Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone 6 months and older to receive an injectable flu vaccine before the end of October. By getting the flu vaccine yu can reduce flu illness, doctors' visits and missed work and school due to flu.

Who should not receive the flu shot.

1. Individuals exhibiting flu-like symptoms the day of the clinic, including fever, fatigue, sore throat, muslce aches, chills, coughing and sneezing.

2. Individuals with a history of severe allergic reaction to the seasonal flu vaccine.

3. Individuals with an allergy to eggs or egg products.

4. Individuals with a history of Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

5. Individuals with an allergy to thimerosal ( a mercury-based preservative).

6. Individuals who are immunocompromised (weakened immune system) or are taking immunosuppressive therapy.

2017-2018 Flu Clinics

October 18     Manley Field House (Student Athletes & Employees)     9 am - 12 pm

October 19     Law School (Employees & Students)                           11 am - 1 pm

October 19     Schine Student Center, #228B (Students)                    5 pm - 7 pm

October 23     Skytop (Employees)                                                   11 am - 2 pm

October 24     Health Services (Students)                                          11 am - 1 pm

October 25     Newhouse 1, Room #303 Miron Room (Employees)       11 am - 2 pm

October 26     Location TBD (Retired Employees)                                11 am - 2 pm

October 30     Ernie Davis Lounge (Students)                                      5 pm - 7 pm

October 31     Health Services (Students)                                           11 am - 1 pm