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Time to get your flu shot!

Let’s all pitch in and get our flu shot during this difficult pandemic time! Though the seasonal flu immunization is not always on the minds of the young and the healthy, let’s do our part by getting the vaccine to prevent the chance of contracting flu and COVID. If you’re uneasy about the flu shot, review the attached information about the flu vaccine (this is the CDC handout that is given out when you receive a flu shot). Many employees and nearly all insurance will cover the cost of a flu shot. Many county health departments also provide for free access for those not covered by insurance.

CDC Seasonal Flu Vaccine

Learn Directly from the Experts on Vaccine Development (& Safety)

Many students (and non-students alike) have expressed concern about vaccine safety and wondered how a COVID-19 vaccine can be made on an accelerated timeline. They question safety and doubt effectiveness because speed is presumed to translate into sloppiness. However, vaccine research (prior to the COVID pandemic) has focused on how to make all-purpose delivery mechanisms that are then custom tailored to a particular pathogen. If you’d like to dive into the details and see how researchers have done this, years in advance of COVID, watch a lecture by NIH researchers at: