Georgia State University Health Clinic

Time to Get Your Flu Shot!
It’s about that time… Flu season is upon us. According to the Center for Disease Control, the peak months for Influenza are October – March. Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older. You still need to be revaccinated even if you have the vaccine last year. You cannot catch the flu from the flu vaccine. The influenza vaccine will prevent most cases of the flu; however, if you DO get the flu after you’ve been vaccinated, your symptoms will be milder and you will have less chance of serious complications. With over 3 million cases of the flu per year in the United States, you’re very likely to come in contact with someone who may be carrying the virus. The Georgia State University Student Health Clinic offers free flu shots to all students. For more information, call the Student Health Clinic at 404-413-1930 and ask to speak to a nurse.