Center for Health & Wellness
Getting a flu shot is a powerful way to protect yourself and our community. The more people who receive flu shots the less likely it is that complications from influenza will require medical attention keeping our local medical teams free to focus on COVID-19 treatment and prevention. Just like the COVID-19 vaccine, getting the influenza vaccine helps to decrease the intensity and the severity of the flu if you happen to catch it!
The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older with rare exception. The reason for this is that a person’s immune protection from vaccination declines over time, so an annual vaccination is needed to get the “optimal” or best protection against the flu. Additionally, flu viruses are constantly changing, so the vaccine composition is reviewed each year and updated as needed based on which influenza viruses are making people sick.
This fall Health Services is teaming up with Addison County Home Health to offer free flu shots to students on campus through several upcoming clinics. Students will receive information about making an appointment through Microsoft Bookings. The link can also be found in your student email.
Clinics will be offered:
Thursday October 14th, 9:00-1:00pm, appointment link is in student’s email
Tuesday November 2nd, appointments will open closer to date
This year all students are required to get a flu shot as part of the student health pledge (unless they receive an exemption from Health Services).
Health and Wellness Education will also be giving away free self-cold care kits and MiddTelehealth stickers!
For more information contact Health Services:
Email: [email protected]
Read more about the flu vaccine here: