Student Flu Shot Clinic

Stu­dents get their Flu shots in the YU.

Walgreen’s phar­macy set up a Stu­dent Flu Shot Clinic Tues­day Octo­ber 8th  in the YU and gave out free flu shots to the first 75 stu­dents.  After the first 75 stu­dents and non stu­dents were only $25.99 for a shot.

Around this time every year, peo­ple across the coun­try won­der why they need to get a flu shot.  The flu is most preva­lent in the times between Octo­ber to May and can be spread by cough­ing, sneez­ing, and close con­tact with another infected with the virus. This is an impor­tant thing to remem­ber because col­leges are a play­ground for germs of all kind due to the many inter­ac­tions stu­dents have on a daily basis.

Flu Symp­toms can include but are not lim­ited to: fever, sore throat, mus­cle aches, fatigue, cough, runny nose, and headache.  The flu can also lead to pneu­mo­nia, and if you have an exist­ing med­ical con­di­tion, it has the pos­si­bil­ity to make it worse.

If you have any con­cerns about it the shot, give your doc­tor a call and talk about it with them.  The flu shot is the best pro­tec­tion against the flu virus and it’s com­pli­ca­tions so  it is rec­om­mended to get yours as soon pos­si­ble before the sick­ness spreads and stu­dents miss too many days of classes.

(Infor­ma­tion pro­vided by the U.S. Depart­ment of Health and Human Services)

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