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2019-2020  Flu Campaign
Flu shots will be available beginning in late October. At that time, you can get a free flu shot at the pharmacy, from your health care provider, or at the NWHU.

We will update this webpage closer to the launch date.


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:
  • ​​Your local pharmacist (for those over 5 years old)
  • Your doctor or health care provider (especially if you already have an appointment)
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:
    How old does my baby have to be to get the flu shot?
    A:
    ​The earliest age that your child can get their flu shot is 6 months. If your child is younger than 6 months or will be born during the flu season it is very important for those in the household as well as close contacts of the infant to have thei...