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Get Your Flu Shot: Oct. 6 Newcomb Hall Influenza Clinic

September 29, 2016
To: 
All University Students
From: 
Department of Student Health

Dear Student:

The University of Virginia Department of Student Health strongly encourages you to consider getting immunized against seasonal flu.

The 2016 Fall Flu Shot Clinic will take place:

When:
Thursday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The clinic is available for 10 hours to make sure we meet your schedule needs.

Where:
Newcomb Hall Ballroom
Ample staff will be on hand to provide fast service.

Costs:
$23 is payable at the time of service by cash, check, or major credit card. You will receive a receipt to submit to your insurance company.

Insurance:
All Aetna insurance plans will be accepted and billed automatically. Please have your insurance card available.


Important Note if you are under 18:

Students who are under 18 are required to have a parent or guardian's permission to receive immunizations. Please check the Student Health website to download the consent form that will require the signature of a parent or guardian. You may call Student Health at 434-982-3915 for more information about this requirement.

Information About the Influenza (aka, the Flu):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone older than six months get the flu shot.

Please Note:

  • With the rigorous demands of college life, being out for a week with the flu can hinder your academic achievement and cause a setback in your studies.
  • College students at high risk of complications from the flu, such as those with diabetes and asthma, or any student who wants to minimize disruption of their routine activities during epidemics, should be immunized against flu.
  • Young and healthy people can get very sick, too. Most people who get the flu recover in a few days, but some people become much sicker and may need to be hospitalized. The flu can lead to serious and potentially life-threatening medical complications.
  • You also can protect your friends and family from the flu by getting vaccinated and avoid passing it on to loved ones. You also can inadvertently transmit the virus to persons vulnerable to complications, such as young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and persons with chronic medical conditions.
  • It takes two weeks for your body to develop antibodies and provide protection against the virus, which is one reason early vaccination is recommended.
  • It is true: You cannot get the flu from the flu vaccine.

If you have questions, please call General Medicine at 434-982-3915.

Sincerely,

Department of Student Health
Elson Student Health Center
www.virginia.edu/studenthealth