The Stony Brook University Health Services center distributed flu shots in early-November. Vaccines were available for “eligible students” at the cost of $10.
With flu season at hand, it’s important for students to receive the vaccine, which stimulates their body to produce antibodies that protect against the flu virus.
Students who are either allergic to eggs or are sick at the time of the vaccination should not attempt to get the flu vaccine, as there could be detrimental side effects.
The Center for Disease Control considers all college age students at risk for developing the flu and instead of being sick during finals, it may be a better idea just to get the vaccination before it is too late.
Side effects of the vaccination can include a stiff, sore arm as well as flu-like symptoms. Those with side effects should contact the Student Health Center if symptoms don’t subside within 24 hours.
Stony Brook has had several other flu shots throughout the semester including an H1N1 shot. To find out where to get the shot now you should contact the Suffolk County Department of Health at (631) 853-3000.
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