Don't Let This Be You: Get Your Flu Vaccine
Public Health officials currently report that the majority of lab confirmed flu cases in Iowa are H1N1 influenza virus. This particular strain of flu appears to be having the most serious consequences in people age 5-49. Unlike seasonal influenza that hits babies and elderly the hardest, the H1N1 virus can make older children and young adults very ill. There have been hospitalizations and deaths in this age group, which includes college students. The good news is that the H1N1 virus is included in this year’s seasonal flu vaccine, so if you get vaccinated you will have some protection.
Student Health & Wellness encourages all UI students to get a flu vaccine - get it at home if you can, before you come back to campus! Student Health & Wellness has plenty of flu vaccine available, and you can get it without an appointment in our clinic. Just walk in during our business hours.
Shots are $25. We will be offering the quadrivalent vaccine that protects against 4 flu strains. Flu vaccines can be billed to insurance (many plans like UIGradCare and SHIP cover the cost; please check with your insurance company for coverage information). They can also be submitted to your U-Bill.Other good health measures, in addition to vaccination, include hand washing, covering your cough, getting enough rest, and staying home when you are sick!