Influenza (flu) season is here, and it’s important to think about protecting yourself and those around you from the flu. Get your flu shot to help you stay healthy throughout the fall and winter months.
Reasons you should care about the flu
- Getting sick can take you away from what’s important to you. Most people who get the flu are sick for over a week
- The flu is highly contagious and can spread quickly and easily from person-to-person, especially on university campuses.
- The flu is not the common cold and is nothing to sniff at. In fact, it can affect everyone, including those who are healthy.
- Every year, over 12,000 Canadians are hospitalized from the flu.
UBC will offer free flu shots to staff, faculty and students:
Date: Nov. 3 and 6, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Administration Building Foyer
Vaccinations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Remember to wear a short sleeved shirt and bring your BC Services Card or CareCard.
Learn more at: riskmanagement.ok.ubc.ca/health/flu