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General Medicine

Don't Be Cavalier About The Flu or Preventing Communicable Illnesses!

Sponsored by University of Virginia Department of Student Health

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
No appointment necessary -- 10AM to 8PM
Newcomb Hall: Ballroom

Students under age 18 must have their parent's permission to receive vaccines. Please ask your parent or guardian to fill out an immunization consent form and fax it to the number on the form (410-910-1720) or bring it with you on October 23th. Click HERE for the form.

Influenza, (the Flu) often strikes college campuses during critical times such as midterm or final exams. In addition to students missing important classes, sometimes the Flu leads to other illnesses such as pneumonia, bronchitis, or ear infections. And, you could bring Influenza home to the older members of your family on winter break! The vaccine is highly effective in preventing the Flu. Students are encouraged to be immunized against influenza annually to prevent an outbreak, which can occur very quickly. Influenza vaccine is also available in an intranasal form instead of injection. Click HERE for more information on the flu vaccine from the CDC.

Meningococcal and other Required and Recommended Vaccines will be given. Meningococcal Meningitis is a serious and sometimes fatal disease which affects the brain and spinal cord. This disease continues to increase on college campuses. There is a safe and effective vaccine which provides protection against 4 of the 5 types of Meningitis.

Epidemic levels of Whooping Cough (pertussis) have recently been reported in certain areas of the country. While 70% of the University's undergraduates are already vaccinated with Tdap, others are strongly encouraged to do so at this upcoming vaccination clinic on October 23th. If you have already been vaccinated with Tdap, you do not need to repeat it.

If you would like additional information about the vaccines available at the Immunization Clinic, you may read the Vaccine Information Sheets, available from the Centers for Disease control (CDC). Click on the vaccines below to access the Vaccine Information Sheets.

Don't be BLOCKED from spring registration! Get your pre-entrance immunizations completed on the same day. Please bring your student health vaccination notice letter with you so we will know what you need.

Flu - $23
FluMist - $40
Meningitis - $135
Hep B - $80
Tdap - $70
MMR - $70

Students who have Aetna Student Health insurance will be able to have all vaccination charges filed directly to Aetna Student Health. Students with other Aetna plans will only be able to have the flu shot filed directly to their plans. For all other vaccinations payment is due at the time of service by cash, check, or major credit card.

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