A yearly flu vaccination is the most effective method for preventing influenza virus infection and its complications.
Each year, five to 10 percent of Americans are infected with flu viruses, and an average of 23,000 people die and 220,000 are hospitalized due to complications of this preventable infection.
Seasonal flu vaccine injections are available to currently enrolled SDSU students for $15 and faculty/staff for $20. Vaccinations are available at Student Health Services at Calpulli Center:
- Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon
- Monday through Friday, 1:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Please call 619-594-5058 for a same-day appointment.
Who should get the vaccine?
The Centers for Disease Control recommends influenza immunization for all individuals six months of age or older rather than focusing on individuals at highest risk for complications from the virus.
Vaccinating those who care for infants younger than six months protects not only those individuals, but also these young children. Flu vaccine has been shown to prevent illness in about 70 to 90 percent of healthy persons under age 65. To build adequate immunity, CDC suggests vaccination as soon as the vaccine becomes available, which is now!
For more information about the flu, visit Student Health Services website, or call Student Health Services at 594-HEALTH (4325) or our flu line at 619-594-3078.