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Flu Vaccines

SHS offers the flu vaccine to the CI community each fall; keep an eye out for marketing that announces our annual clinics.

What if You Already Had the Flu?

  • It is still recommended that you get the vaccine; it decreases your chances of becoming sick with another strain of the flu.

Who should not be vaccinated without first consulting a physician?

  • Those who have a severe allergy to chicken eggs.
  • Those who have had a severe reaction to an influenza vaccination in the past.
  • Those who developed¬†Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)¬†within six weeks of getting an influenza vaccine previously.
  • Children less than six months of age (the influenza vaccine is not approved for use in this age group).
  • Those who have a moderate or severe illness with a fever should wait to get vaccinated until their symptoms lessen.

Cost

  • The flu vaccine is FREE to students and $2.00 for faculty/staff (exact cash only).

Protecting Yourself Against the Flu

Check out what the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has to say about the Flu:

Follow these easy steps:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze or cough, and throw the tissue in the trash after using it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Try to avoid close contact with ill individuals.
  • If you are being treated for a chronic disease or are currently pregnant, you should discuss preventative measures with your personal physician.

Common Symptoms of influenza:

  • High fever (over 100 degrees)
  • Dry cough
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Occasional diarrhea

Please visit Yuba Hall or call (805) 437-8828 for additional information.

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