Annual Seasonal Flu Clinic for Students - RESCHEDULED FROM OCTOBER TO NOVEMBER DUE TO VACCINE SHORTAGE/ARRIVAL DATE
Seasonal influenza (“flu”) is a highly contagious viral illness marked by fever, muscle aches, cough, headache and fatigue. These symptoms often have a dramatically sudden onset and the illness usually lasts seven to ten days. Although influenza typically improves without complications, certain individuals, especially those with underlying medical problems including asthma or diabetes may develop complications, such as pneumonia. Ear infections and sinusitis may also develop with or following influenza.
The most effective preventative measure against seasonal flu is being immunized with seasonal flu vaccine.
It is especially important for individuals (especially those at risk for flu complications) to be immunized with seasonal flu vaccine.
The Davison Health Center and Department of Human Resources is sponsoring a Seasonal Flu Clinic for students, as well as faculty, staff and their dependents.
Middlesex Hospital Homecare will provide the clinical services and Health Center staff will assist with clerical duties.
Information about the flu, flu vaccine, and notice of privacy practice can be found below by clicking on the appropriate link. For faster service the day of the clinic, please print off and complete the Influenza Immunization Permission sheet and bring with you to the clinic. Copies will also be available at the clinic site. Registration is not required.
Students with chronic conditions such as Asthma, Crohn's Disease, Diabetes can schedule an appointment to have a flu shot earlier (by appointment) at the Health Center. Please call 860-685-2470.
Please wear a short sleeve shirt for ease of access to your arm.
Date: Monday, November 10
*Flu shots are covered under the University-Insurance through Gallagher Student Health (Aetna Insurance) for students who are enrolled. Students with Private insurance can request a statement to file to insurance for reimbursement. Please alert the staff when attending the clinic.
Influenza Immunization Permission (complete and bring to clinic)
Middlesex Hospital Homecare Privacy Disclosure Form will be available at the clinics.