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2018-2019  Flu Campaign

Flu shots are still available. Get a free flu shot at the pharmacy or from your health care provider. Or, call NWHU and book an appointment.


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.
Public Health Question
  • Q:
    When is the best time of the year to get my flu shot?
    A:
    ​Get your flu shot as soon as you can in the fall.  This will give your body time to build up the antibodies you need to fight infection during the flu season.  It takes about 2 weeks to get full protection from the shot, so waiting until a lot of...