Get your flu shot at an on-campus drop-in vaccination clinic this fall. The CDC recommends getting one in October.
- Registered students are eligible
- Spouses/domestic partners of grad or undergrad students are eligible
- Vaden Health Center, every Monday from October 7 to November 18,
from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
- Various dining halls and campus locations:
- Bring your Stanford University ID
- Wear a short-sleeved or sleeveless shirt if possible
- Spouse/domestic partners of students must be accompanied by the student and bring personal ID for verification.
Not convinced you should get a flu shot?
The influenza (“flu”) viruses are dangerous and unpredictable. Every year in the U.S., from mid-fall through mid-spring, there is an epidemic caused by flu, often referred to as seasonal influenza. In recent decades, there have been 3,000 – 49,000 deaths each year in the U.S. attributed to flu. In addition, there are many thousands of people who end up feeling really lousy for 3-7 days due to infection with flu, and this results in millions of days lost from work and school.
And did you know? The flu Is contagious! According to the CDC, most healthy adults may be able to infect other people beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Children may pass the virus for longer than 7 days. Symptoms start 1 to 4 days after the virus enters the body. That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Some people can be infected with the flu virus but have no symptoms. During this time, those persons may still spread the virus to others.
Thus, “it’s a no-brainer” to get the flu shot. Read more.