The Campus Health Clinic encourages all Southeast employees to receive a flu shot. Flu shots are available and are covered under the preventative benefits of Southeast employees’ United Healthcare medical insurance plan.
No appointments are necessary. The clinic is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
While getting the flu shot does not guarantee someone will not get the flu, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes, “that Influenza (the flu) is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. Vaccination has been shown to have many benefits, including reducing the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and even the risk of flu-related death in children.”
To learn more about the flu vaccine, visit https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/keyfacts.htm