Flu season isn’t over! Flu season is in full swing, and the Washtenaw County Health Department (WCHD) is advising EMU students that influenza cases have been increasing over the past week, targeting otherwise healthy adults. University Health Services is confirming that flu cases are peaking on the EMU campus as well. Since the flu season can last into early spring, WCHD is still recommending those who have not yet received the vaccine to get it as soon as possible.
How do you get the vaccine? Easy! There are going to be vaccine clinics at Snow Health Center. The Snow pharmacy is a Blue Cross/Blue Shield in-network provider for flu vaccinations.
Will it break the bank? Students on the EMU student health insurance plan can get the vaccine for FREE by presenting their insurance card. Other students may also receive a flu vaccination at no charge through support by a grant specifically for this. Just inquire at Snow Health Center.
Worried it might make you sick? The worst side effect you are likely to get from the flu shot is a sore arm. Just remember that it takes two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against influenza virus infection.
Don’t like needles? There is an option to get a flu shot or flu nasal spray. Looks like everyone is running out of excuses.
The cost is just $30.00 for those not covered by the plans above. For information or questions call University Health Services at 487-1122.