The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends yearly influenza vaccination and the University Health and Counseling Center encourages all campus community members to follow that recommendation. The timing of flu season is unpredictable and can vary from season to season. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the U.S. between December and February. However, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May. The CDC recommends that people get vaccinated against the flu soon after vaccine becomes available, preferably by October. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu, so the time is now.
The Health and Counseling Center has partnered with Walmart Pharmacy this year for flu vaccinations. Walmart will be on campus Thursday, October 13, from 5 to 9 p.m., in Mehling Ballroom and Saturday, November 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mehling Ballroom. Please bring your health insurance card, as most insurance plans will cover the cost. Help join us in keeping our University community healthy.
Contact the health center at x7134 for more information.