Flu shot clinic Oct. 14 at USD

Sanford Vermillion announced a flu vaccination clinic will be held at the Muenster University Center on the campus of The University of South Dakota from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14.

Vaccinations are being offered to USD students who only meet the vaccine qualifying criteria.  A USD Student ID will need to be presented at the time of the vaccine.

Two options will be available for students: flu vaccination for $20 or flu mist for $25.

Who should receive a flu shot?

Everyone who wants to reduce the risk of becoming ill with influenza or of transmitting it to others should get a flu shot. Certain groups are at higher risk and are strongly recommended to receive the vaccination:

• All children ages six months and up.

• Pregnant women and women who may become pregnant during the flu season.

• People 50 years and older.

• Adults and children with certain chronic conditions.

To prevent transmission to high-risk populations, vaccination is also recommended for:

• Healthcare workers.

• Caregivers of children less than six months of age and adults over age 50.

• Adults and children who live with children less than six months of age.

• Adults and children who live with or care for persons with medical conditions that put them at higher risk for severe complications from influenza.

For more information about flu or a flu vaccination, visit the CDC Web site at www.cdc.gov/Features/FLU/.

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