Get answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the flu vaccine.
Will the flu shot protect me against the coronavirus?
The flu shot does not protect against COVID-19, but it does have many important benefits, including the ability to reduce the risk of hospitalization and death. Getting a flu shot this fall is very important in reducing your risk of flu illness, as well as helping to conserve potentially scarce health care resources. Visit the CDC website for more information.
Where will the flu shot clinics be located this year?
Almost all of the Fall 2021 flu shot clinics will be located in the lobby of the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center located at 123 Harvard Street SE. The entrance is adjacent to the main RecWell entrance.
We will also be holding three flu shot clinics in the St. Paul Student Center.
Where is the best place to park?
- For flu shot clinics in the Aquatics Center Lobby: the University Ave Ramp and the Washington Ave Ramp are the closest parking ramps.
- For flu shot clinics in the St. Paul Student Center: the Gortner Ave Ramp is the closest parking ramp.
- Parking costs will not be reimbursed.
Why Do We Say “Do It for the Herd!”?
Influenza is a serious, contagious disease. It can become widespread if few people get vaccinated. By getting a flu shot, you protect yourself and help stop the flu from spreading to your family, friends and the community.
When more people get vaccinated, fewer people get sick. It’s called “herd immunity.” So do it for the herd!
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