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Flu shot clinics

 

Dalhousie Student Health & Wellness and the School of Nursing team up every year to provide flu shots to members of the Dal and King's communities.

There are currently no mobile flu shot clinics scheduled, however you can receive the vaccine at the Student Health & Wellness Centre (Halifax) or at Student Health Services (Truro). 

 

 

Symptoms of the flu

  • Stuffy and runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • High fever
  • Aches and pains
  • Fatigure
  • Headaches 

Why should you get the flu vaccine?

The flu shot can prevent up to 80% of flu infections in healthy people!

  • Reduce your chances of getting the flu
  • Protect the people around you (you can spread the virus without showing symptoms) 
  • It's contagious and can spread quickly and easily
  • The flu can lead to servious complications including pneumonia and respiratory failure 
  • The vaccine is safe 

The flu is responsible for about 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada each year.

Be proactive! 

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly
  • Keep your hands away from your face
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that you touch often
  • Cough and sneeze into your arm, not your hand

If you do get sick:

Follow the tips above (under being proactive) and stay home until your symptoms are gone.