If you are experiencing respiratory distress, please call 911 immediately for assistance.
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.
- The flu vaccine is FREE to students, faculty and 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
- Extreme tiredness
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Occasional diarrhea
Please visit Yuba Hall or call 805-437-8828 for additional information.
Do you have questions?
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