January 25, 2011

Health Center encourages students to get flu shot

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The beginning of the spring semester at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a great time to stop by the Student Health Center and get a flu vaccine, according to Jodi Robertson, director of nurses for the center.

Sometimes, there is a resurgence of influenza after students return from places far and wide to college campuses after the long holiday break. To keep that from happening, the SIUC Student Health Center has plenty of the vaccine still available for students.

Just call the Student Health Center at 618/536-2391 to schedule an appointment to get your flu shot. The cost is $15 for the shot in addition to the usual $6 front door fee. The vaccine includes protection against a variety of flu strains, including the H1N1 virus.

“The Student Health Center is seeing cases of influenza -- it’s not too late to get your flu shot!” Robertson said.

You can find out more about the flu vaccine and other tips for preventing the disease on the Student Health Center’s website, www.shc.siuc.edu.