As the University Wellness Program, we want our Eagles to stay healthy this holiday season. And with the weather getting cooler, it’s important to be aware of the flu season. Getting vaccinated each year provides the best protection against the flu. It is recommended by the CDC that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every year. As college students, we are more vulnerable to the flu virus due to ongoing social activities, class schedules, and close living quarters.
So what all do you know about the flu? The flu is a contagious, respiratory illness that spreads during the months of October through May. The flu can be spread in various ways: by person to person through physical contact, sneezing, or coughing, or by touching objects that have been infected with the virus. The flu vaccine aids in preventing sickness despite all of these factors around. Two weeks after vaccination, the flu vaccine causes antibodies to develop in the body; these antibodies provide protection against infection.
Georgia Southern’s Health Services provide students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to get flu vaccinations every year! Flu vaccines are available on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday between 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:30pm. Health Services also provide Eagles the chance to get vaccinated at the annual flu clinics. Patients must bring their Eagle ID Card to receive a vaccination at the clinic. Each vaccine is $10 and can be paid by cash or check, or it could be free based on your health insurance provider. We welcome you to stop by one of the following clinic scheduled:
November 4, 2015
4 PM – 6 PM
Recreation Activity Center
January 27, 2016
9 AM – 12 PM
Russell Union Room 2084
If a student is feeling under the weather, please schedule an appointment with Health Services through Eagle OSH. To access Eagle OSH today, login to My.GeorgiaSouthern and click on Eagle OSH (Health Center Online) under My Services.
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