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Flu Vaccination Clinic

Free Flu Vaccine Clinics

Once again the Office of the President is pleased to offer no-cost flu vaccines to Reed faculty, staff and students.  All flu clinics will be held in Gray Campus Center, room A/B on the following dates. No appointment is necessary.

October 26, Monday, from 10am to 3pm

October 28, Wednesday, from 3pm to 7pm

October 29, Thursday, from 10am to 3pm

A Consent and Release form will need to be completed by all who request an vaccine. For your convenience, the form is available online and completed in advance. You may also complete the consent form at the flu clinic.

There are many flu viruses that mutate frequently.  Each year a new flu vaccine is developed to protect against the three or four viruses that are anticipated to cause disease in the upcoming flu season.  In the event that the vaccine doesn’t match these viruses, it may still provide some protection.  It takes approximately two weeks for protection to develop after vaccination, and protection lasts through the flu season.

Most people will receive the trivalent (three component) vaccine. The 2015-2016 influenza vaccine is made to protect against the following three viruses:

·      A/California/7/2009 (HINI)pdm09-like virus

·      A/Switzerland/9715293/2013 (H3N2)-like virus

·      B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus.  (This is a B/Yamagata lineage virus).

You should not get the vaccine if you have any severe, life-threatening allergies, if you have ever had Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or if you are not feeling well.

Please refer to the CDC website: www.cdc.gov/flu for further information.

If you have any questions about the vaccine, contact Maureen Mitchell at the HCC (ext.7281).

For more information, contact Maureen Mitchell or visit:
http://www.reed.edu/health_center/index.html.
Submitted by Kate Smith.
Posted on Oct 8, 2015

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