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 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
- 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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