Flu shots available at college on Oct. 30


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Ah-choo! Don’t get the flu. On-site flu shots are available on Oct. 30 between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine. A nurse from UF’s Student Health Care Center will be in the lobby of the Veterinary Academic Building to administer the vaccinations to all UF CVM students, faculty and staff who are interested in having this done.

The vaccine is free, but you must present your UF Health or UF identification to receive the shot at no charge. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Flu shots are now mandatory for all HSC students.
  • Bring your UF ID.
  • Wear sleeveless or otherwise easy to roll up shirt sleeves.
  • The flu vaccine is the best protection against flu and its complications and also helps prevent spreading flu from person to person.
  • The type of flu vaccine being administered does not contain live influenza virus. It cannot give you the flu. Only the influenza virus can give you the flu. Some illnesses that are not caused by influenza virus are often mistaken for flu. Flu vaccine will not prevent these illnesses. It can only prevent influenza.
  • You should NOT get vaccinated if you have ever had a life-threatening allergic reaction after a dose of flu vaccine. If you have a severe allergy to gelatin, antibiotics, or eggs, you may be advised not to get vaccinated.
  • You should NOT get vaccinated if you are not feeling well/have an illness. Get your vaccination when you feel better.

Additional opportunities are available for getting the shot if you are unable to be present for the UFCVM vaccination date. Those remaining will be on Oct. 20 and Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Founder’s Gallery of the UF Health Science Center.Locations, dates and times are subject to change, so please visit www.shcc.ufl.edu for the latest information.

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