FAQ: Will It Do Any Good to Get a Flu Shot Now?

Posted: December 9, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This frequently asked questions column appears in the Daily Gazette on Mondays. All questions originate from the green comment boxes located throughout the university, or are items brought to the attention of the Quality of Work Life Committee. Answers are supplied by the appropriate academic unit, department, or office. One question is answered per week.

Q: I didn’t get a flu shot yet this year. Will it do any good to get one now?

A: The flu season is not over yet, so there is still plenty of reason to get the protection afforded by the vaccine. Student Health Services has a supply of the flu vaccine and will make it available in SUB I, Room 214 on a first-come, first served basis during any of the following times:

  • Mondays from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Another flu clinic will be held in the Johnson Center, Kiosk D, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12. Flu shots cost $10 for students and $15 for faculty and staff.— Mary Ann Braun, Health and Wellness Center director, (703) 993-2832, mbraun1@gmu.edu.

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