Seasonal Flu Shots

A great opportunity to protect yourself and those around you!

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinics @ Walker Health Center fall 2014,  Tuesday, Nov 11, 11 am - 3 pm, Tuesday, November 18, 2014  11 am - 3 pm. Get immunized while supply lasts!

No appointment necessary.

Students FREE. 
* FACULTY AND STAFF : $30.oo Credit (preferred). cash or check accepted. Walker Health Center. See dates above. . Since insurance often covers the first dollar of vaccines, you should check with your carrier and you may be able to receive the vaccine free through your healthcare provider.  CDC recommends individuals 65 yrs. and older should receive Fluzone High Dose vaccine that is covered by Medicare part B. Check with your healthcare provider about availability.

Who should get a seasonal flu shot? CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine and especially people who:

* want to avoid contracting seasonal influenza;
* work in child care or work in a nursing home;
* are immunocompromised from disease or medication;
* have chronic disease such as asthma, diabetes or heart, liver or lung disease;

Note: pregnant women are at risk for complications related to influenza. These individuals need to discuss whether they should receive flu vaccine with their OB/GYN provider. Pregnant women should bring a prescription from their health care provider in order to receive the vaccine at Walker Health Center.  Pregnant women should receive thimerosal free vaccine. The vaccine at Walker Health Center is thimerosal free.

Who should NOT get a flu shot? People who...

* had an allergic reaction to flu vaccine in the past;
* are allergic to eggs or chickens;
* developed Guillian-Barre syndrome, a rare, serious autoimmune disease of the nerves outside the brain and the spinal cord. If you have had this disease after flu vaccine you are more likely to get it again;
* have a fever right now. When your fever is gone you can return for flu vaccine.

FYI... In the United States over 36,000 people die of Seasonal Flu every year. You should protect yourself by getting a free seasonal flu shot and you will also help to protect those around you.