Seasonal Inactivated Influenza Vaccination
Available at the Student Health Services while remaining supplies last (By appointment only)
Flu Activity Reminder:
During the 2010-2011 flu season, CDC expects the 2009 H1N1 virus to cause illness again along with other influenza viruses. The 2010-2011 flu vaccine will protect against 2009 H1N1 and two other influenza viruses.
Getting vaccinated is the best way to get protected! CDC is now encouraging all people 6 months and older, including people older than 65, to get vaccinated. Students with Barry Aetna Student Insurance will be charged NO FEE for the vaccine. Students may also have the seasonal flu $20 fee billed to their student account.
While flu outbreaks can happen as early as October, most of the time influenza activity peaks in January or later. The figure below shows peak influenza activity for the United States by month for the 1976–77 through 2008–09 influenza seasons. The month with the highest percentage of cases (nearly 50%) was February, followed by January with 20% and March and December, with approximately 15% of all cases.
Peak Month of Influenza Activity
1976—77 through 2008—09 Seasons