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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:
    I am a healthy person and never get sick. Why do I need a flu shot?
    A:
    ​A healthy person may not get sick but they are capable of picking up the influenza virus, having very mild symptoms and passing on the virus to those individuals around them that can’t fight off the infection.