Student flu shot clinics are this week

Contact: Don Thomson

Flu shots will be available for students outside of Bishop from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 1 and 3.

With COVID-19 still prevalent in the United States, Bishop Wellness Center strongly encourages students to get a flu shot. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. Vaccination has been shown to have many benefits including reducing the risk of flu illnesses and hospitalizations. Getting a flu shot is especially important this year so that we do not overburden hospital resources.

There are a number of additional reasons to consider getting this vaccination:

  • The flu virus is contagious.
  • Students with the flu can miss up to a week of classes or work.
  • Symptoms may linger for up to a month.
  • Symptoms can be severe, including body aches, exhaustion, high fever, congestion, and cough.
  • Immunization only takes minutes.

Flu shots are free if you have the Willamette Student Insurance (PacificSource). If you have other insurance, the $30 fee will be charged to your student account.

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