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11/30/2006

Health Services Will Offer Flu Vaccines Dec. 4

Quick Facts

 Health Services will offer flu shots in Dinkins lobby Dec. 4 from noon-3 p.m.
 Flu shots cost $18 each.

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. 


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