On Wednesday, Feb. 9 West Virginia University’s WELL WVU will be offering free flu shots to students and employees.

The clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Vandalia Lounge of the Mountainlair.

Everyone is required to show their WVU ID.

The program is being offered by WELL WVU in an effort to protect the health of WVU’s campus.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza is a very contagious disease. Symptoms include fever, sore throat, chills, fatigue, cough, headache and muscle aches. Flu can lead to pneumonia and kills about 36,000 people each year in the United States, mostly among the elderly.

Flu vaccine is usually 80-90 percent effective in preventing illness from influenza virus, say health experts. It takes at least two weeks to build immunity after getting a shot.

For more information on the flu and services offered by WVU’s WELL WVU, visit http://well.wvu.edu/medical/flu_shot .



CONTACT: Dr. Jan Palmer, WELL WVU Student Health
304-293-2311, Jan.Palmer@mail.wvu.edu