Health Services to offer extra flu shot clinic this Thursday
Health Services to offer extra flu shot clinic this ThursdayNovember 17, 2008SU News ServicesSUnews@syr.edu
On the heels of successful flu shot clinics and walk-in sessions during the month of October, Syracuse University Health Services is offering a follow-up flu shot clinic this Thursday, Nov. 20, from 1-4 p.m. at Health Services’ 111 Waverly Ave. location.
Health Services staff members will give seasonal influenza vaccinations, free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is needed. A valid SU student or employee I.D. must be shown in order to receive a shot. For more information on the clinics and walk-in sessions, call 443-9019. Thousands of SU students, faculty and staff have already been vaccinated, and it is anticipated that this extra clinic will meet growing demand from the University community.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against the flu strains that cause the most illness during the flu season. The vaccine can protect recipients from getting sick, or make illness milder if it does occur. Flu-like symptoms include fever (usually high), headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and muscle aches.