Getting an annual flu shot is especially important for people who are at high risk for infection, such as students (who live and study in crowded areas), health care workers, those who smoke, those over 50 and children under 2 years of age, and those with weakened immune systems (e.g.,due to recent illness).  The CDC currently recommends flu vaccine for everyone.

Since the strain of the flu virus changes every year, annual vaccines are needed. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against flu, so make plans to get vaccinated early in fall, before flu season begins

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.ht

Access the CDC Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) here.

Fall 2017 Vaccine Clinic Dates

All clinics run from 12-8 pm.

Don’t forget your Student ID and insurance card!

Fast Track Info

Monday, September 18

  • Busch Student Center, Multipurpose Room

Thursday, October 12 – 3 Location

  • The Yard, College Ave Campus
  • Mable Smith Library, Douglass Campus
  • Carr Library (formerly Kilmer Library), Livingston Campus

Tuesday, November 28

  • College Ave Student Center, Multipurpose Room

Vaccine Clinic Forms

Skip the line! Print, fill out, and bring these forms with you to the vaccine clinic.

Protecting Your Health Could Score You Some $$$…

After each flu clinic, Student Health will pull the name of one student who attended that clinic who will receive a $25 RU Express Card.

After the last clinic, we will announce a grand prize winner of a $100 RU Express Card.

Rutgers-New Brunswick students who receive a flu vaccine from one of the Rutgers Student Health vaccine clinics will be automatically entered in a raffle.

Winners will be announced on www.facebook.com/RUStudentHealth.

 

Prizes must be picked up at 8 Lafayette Street on the College Ave Campus within 30 days of the winner being announced. Winners must present their Student ID to claim the prize.

Flu Facts:

  1. The vaccine itself does not cause the flu!
  2. Over 20% of Rutgers students report missed assignments and lower grades due to colds and Flu.
  3. The Flu (influenza) is an upper respiratory infection caused by a virus.
  4. The Flu is highly contagious and spread via respiratory droplets of an infected person.  It is spread through coughing, sneezing, or coming in contact with an infected surface, such as a contaminated doorknob or phone.
  5. Adults are contagious one day before symptoms appear and up to 7 days after they are ill.
  6. Flu outbreaks usually occur in the late fall and winter.
  7. While antibiotics cannot help you with a cold or Flu, antiviral medications may be indicated in certain situations.  While they do not cure Flu, if given early enough (within the first 2 days of symptoms), they may decrease symptom duration.