ROCK HILL, S.C. - It isn't too late to get your flu shot for this winter.
On Monday, Dec. 4, Winthrop University's Health Services staff will be in the Dinkins Student Center lobby for a third flu clinic. Shots will be given from noon-3 p.m. or until the supply runs out. The $18 fee may be paid with a check or cash.
Members of the public can participate but must be at least 18 years old.
Those who are considered a high risk for flu complications are:
- children between six and 59 months old
- pregnant women
- people 50 years old or older
- people of any age who have some chronic medical conditions
- people who live in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities
- people who have household members who are at high risk
- people who live with children younger than six months and/or are caregivers for babies outside the home
- health care workers
The following people should not be vaccinated without first consulting a health care provider:
- people with a severe allergy to chicken eggs
- people who have had a previous severe reaction to an influenza vaccination
- people who previously developed Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) within six weeks of getting a flu vaccine
- children younger than six months (Influenza vaccine is not approved for this age group.)
- people who have a moderate or severe illness with a fever (These people should get vaccinated after their symptoms abate.)
Contact Health Services at 803/323-2206 for more information.