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2018-2019  Flu Campaign

NWHU will begin providing flu shots in November. Click here to book your own appointment or call us and we can help you to book one.
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Get a free flu shot at the pharmacy or from your health care provider beginning in mid-October.


Learn more about influenza, the common coldand gastrointestinal infections (which is often mistakenly called the flu).
 
Influenza vaccine (flu shot)
You can get a flu shot from:
It takes 2 weeks to develop full immunity to the flu and protection lasts up to one year. You cannot get the flu from the vaccine, it does not contain live virus.
 
Stop the spread
The flu is spread from person to person by coughing, sneezing or other contact with fluids coming from the nose or mouth. It can also be spread by contact with contaminated surfaces. If you are ill and think you may have influenza learn more about how to stop the spread.
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Public Health Question
  • Q:
    What are the symptoms of the flu?
    A:
    ​Influenza usually starts with the sudden onset of a headache, fever, sore throat and muscle aches, and the symptoms last for several days.