In the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter months. Influenza activity often begins to increase in October and November. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February and can last as late as May.
To help reduce the spread of flu and protect yourself, we urge you to review the health information below in addition to the CDC's guidelines. The Student Employee Health and Wellness Center is committed to minimizing the transmission of the influenza virus in the workplace by providing FREE Flu vaccines to ALL employees and students. There will be an annual FLU drive during September. The dates will be announced upon notification of our FLU vaccine arrival. If you develop symptoms of influenza-like illness, avoid contact with others: stay home from class, work, and public places. Contact us by telephone at 404.756.1241, and we will provide guidance about treatment and answer any questions you may have.
In an effort to better serve our population and increase efficacy, the Student Employee Health and Wellness Center will offer the flu vaccine for your protection. This year, we are recommending the FluBlok Quadrivalent vaccine for persons > 18 years of age over the Fluzone Quadrivalent. According to Sanofi Pasteur’s research, the FluBlok vaccine has a 43% better protection from influenza disease than the standard-dose Quadrivalent influenza vaccine. The FluBlok Quadrivalent vaccine is proven to prevent more cases of influenza in adults over the age of 50 compared with the standard-dose Quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine. We will continue to have available the High Dose Fluzone for anyone age > 65 knowing that this is a high risk category.
People with egg allergies can receive any licensed, recommended age-appropriate influenza vaccine and no longer have to be monitored for 30 minutes after receiving the vaccine. The FluBlok vaccine does not have egg derivatives.
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