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Flu shots now available at Health Center

Flu shots are now available for $10 in the Student Health Center.

There were 200 flu shots ordered, but now there are only 150 left; they will be given until they are gone, according to Director of Health Center Beth Benne.

Anyone can get the flu shots – unless they have had an allergic reaction to another vaccine or are allergic to eggs, she said.

Students who are sick have to go a week symptom-free before they can get their shots, according to Benne.

Though shots can be given to walk-ins, Benne still recommends students to make an appointment for it.

The shot can help prevent the influenza, a disease that can last from 7 to 10 days.

The vaccine is inactive, and it can’t give you the flu, but it does take three to four weeks to work, according to Benne.

Before getting the shots, students have to sign a consent form. First-timers at the Health Center also have to fill out a form with their basic information, much like the one given at hospitals.

Not all the shots ordered are usually given out, according to Benne. In fact, she said that she had to throw out 25 shots last summer.

Appointments can be made either personally or over the phone. Those who wish to make one can call the Health Center at (818) 710-4270.

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