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Seasonal flu vaccine injections are available at Student Health Services at Calpulli Center. Seasonal flu vaccine injections are available at Student Health Services at Calpulli Center.
 


Influenza Vaccinations Available

Seasonal flu vaccine injections are available to currently enrolled SDSU students, faculty and staff.
By SDSU News Team
 

Though the influenza (flu) virus can be transmitted year-round, Nov. 1 to March 31 is the season when the illness is most common.

San Diego State University students, faculty and staff have access to affordable flu vaccinations. A yearly flu vaccination is the most effective method for preventing infection from the influenza virus and its complications. Each year, between 5 and 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 related to infection.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends influenza immunization for all individuals six months of age or older. Vaccinating those who care for infants younger than six months protects those individuals and the young children in their care.

The flu vaccine provided by Student Health Services this year protects against two strains of influenza type A and two strains of influenza B viruses, including two strains different from those used in last year’s immunization. A flu vaccination has been shown to prevent illness in about 70 to 90 percent of healthy people under the age of 65. A special higher-dosage vaccine designed for those ages 65 and older, is available elsewhere.

Seasonal flu vaccine injections are available to currently enrolled SDSU students, faculty and staff for $15 at Student Health Services at Calpulli Center on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:45-11:45 a.m. and 1:30-4:15 p.m. Students may schedule a visit through our secure webportal, HealtheConnect.sdsu.edu or students, faculty and staff may call 619-594-4325 and press “1” for an appointment.