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Considerations For Getting A Covid

Should I still get the flu shot?

Its safe for your health care provider to administer a COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as other vaccines. If youre 12 years of age or older, you may get the flu shot at the same time as a COVID-19 vaccine. You may also get it any time before or after you receive the flu shot.

For children aged 5 to 11, the National Advisory Council on Immunization recommends a 14-day interval between a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines. This is to help better monitor for possible side effects from COVID-19 vaccines. Provinces and territories will decide on an interval for this age group as part of their vaccination programs.

Talk to a health care provider or consult your provincial or territorial public health authority for the latest guidance.

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Free Flu Shots For Students Available At The Student Health Center

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Free flu shots are now available for all students at the Student Health Center. Shots are available on a walk-in basis, and no appointment is necessary. You must bring your Vanderbilt ID.

We strongly encourage all students to take advantage of this free opportunity and get their flu shot this year. The SHC has increased its staffing to allow for proper physical distancing within the clinic and to minimize wait times.

For added convenience, there will also be three Saturdays when flu shots will be made available to students: Sept. 12, Sept. 26 and Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Student Health Center offers these tips for avoiding the flu:

  • Get your flu shot: The vaccine administered will be a thimerosal-free, latex-free quadrivalent inactivated vaccine. Flu mist is not available due to low effectiveness.
  • Cover your mouth and nose: Cough or sneeze with a disposable tissue or into your sleeve.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Dont share silverware, dishes, cups and glasses with anybody else.

If you have a fever or flu-like symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with the flu, visit the Student Health Center.

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Flu Shots Available At Health Department

DANVILLE Flu shots are now available on a walk-in basis at the Vermilion County Health Department, and the department can bill most insurance providers to help with the cost.

The flu shots are available from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays at the Health Department at 200 S. College St. in Danville.

The Center for Disease Control recommends for the 2022-2023 flu season that everyone six months and older receive their annual flu shot. According to the CDC, immunity from the flu shot takes about two weeks to build and lasts up to 12 months. Because immunity does wane over time, the CDC recommends getting a flu shot annually.

The cost for adult flu shots, for those 19 years of age and older, at the clinic will be $40. The department will bill Medicare, Medicaid, State Employees employers and most private insurance plans for adult flu shots. Individuals should be prepared to present proof of these types of coverage at the time of vaccination.

Cash and checks are acceptable payment options. The Health Department can accept credit card and debit card payments for vaccinations, but the department charges users a small service fee for the convenience.

For more information, call 431-2662, ext. 249.

The Vermilion County Health Department encouraged everyone to take preventative measures to decrease the spread of germs this flu season.

Wash your hands with soap and hot water, and keep hand sanitizers nearby as a backup.

Stay home if you are sick.


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Students At Bay Pines Va Healthcare System

University of Central Florida, College of Medicine students who are currently enrolled and assigned to a clinical rotation at the Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Medical Center may utilize the University of South Floridas health facilities for medical appointments and are encouraged to review USFs websites: St. Petersburg campus or Tampa campus or contact the health facilities directly for the specific services offered at each location.

If a student desires medical services from USF or from USFSP , they should contact Monica Barksdale at USFs health services directly at 974-9336, or Melanie McCabe at USFSPs Wellness Center directly at 873-4410, identify themselves as a UCF College of Medicine student and schedule an appointment. The health fee students pay entitles the student to unlimited physician visits during the semester. For all other services , USF will assist students with the submission of insurance claims to the students insurance carrier, when appropriate.

Clinic Hours & Contact Info

Boo to the Flu

UCF Student Health Services provides a wide array of primary care services by an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Monday through Thursday and a medical doctor on Friday to meet your health needs. The clinic is located at the Lake Nona Health Sciences Campus in Suite 416 . The hours are Monday Friday from 8:30 5 p.m. During clinic hours, students can call 407-823-2701 for appointments.

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    Metro Health Offering Free Flu Shots Amid Rising Cases In Tennessee

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Some students are back in classrooms after several counties closed their campuses to prevent the spread of the flu.

    Schools in Perry, Coffee, Hickman, and Cannon counties were closed earlier this week as student cases were piling up.

    It is very early in flu season and Tennessee has a very high number of flu cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Alabama, South Carolina, and Washington DC are also considered flu hotspots by the CDC.

    Wednesday was the statewide Fight Flu TN initiative, with vaccination events held all over the Volunteer State.

    The Metro Nashville Public Health Department reported more than 500 flu shots were given out to people in Davidson County on Wednesday.

    Doctors in middle Tennessee are urging people to get their flu shot, claiming it will help their immune system fend off the virus.

    Dr. Todd Rice believes many people arent vaccinated yet because it is very early in the flu season.

    People think the flu comes in Januaryso a lot of people arent vaccinated right now, said Dr. Rice of Vanderbilt Medical Center.

    Doctors are predicting an uptick in respiratory illnesses during this holiday season.

    Flu shots are free at any Metro Public Health Department clinicjust call to make an appointment.

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    Why Choose Vanderbilt Health Walk

    • A highly trained care team

      Our board-certified doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners diagnose and treat minor emergencies.

    • Care today, when you need it

      Our walk-in clinics are open seven days a week with evening and weekend hours to fit your schedule. With nine locations in Davidson, Sumner and Williamson counties, you can find care close to home, when you need it. .

    • X-ray and other diagnostic services

      We offer more services that many same-day clinics, including lab testing, electrocardiogram and X-ray, with immediate results. We can refer you to a specialist, if needed, for follow-up care.

    • Easy access to providers

      If you need ongoing or follow-up care, we can help you find a primary care provider or refer you to the right specialist. In fact, some clinics have primary care providers at the same location.

    • Interpreter services

      Interpreter services are available at no additional cost for any patients who are deaf, hard of hearing or visually impaired, or who speak limited English. Learn more.

    Uptake Of Updated Covid

    As colder weather arrives, people spend more time indoors and more holiday celebrations are planned, concern mounts among local health officials that there will be some uptick in the spread of Covid-19, flu and RSV in the weeks ahead, said Lori Tremmel Freeman, chief executive officer of the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

    That concern is heightened even more because relatively few people across the United States have gotten the that is now available for those 5 and older.

    The message from the local health departments on this is that you should by now if you are eligible and able be getting your booster to protect you through the holidays, Freeman said.

    The longer that time goes on since youve received your last booster, the more that your immunity wanes and the more susceptible you become again to getting sick with the virus, she said. So all those things together spell out that we have prevention to do right now as we get ready for the end of the year and the holiday season upon us.

    Less than 10% of the US population about 26 million people 5 and older has gotten an updated Covid-19 booster dose, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Coverage is highest among older adults: More than 1 in 5 seniors who got their primary series have also gotten an updated booster, compared with about 1 in 15 adults under the age of 30.

    But the pace of uptake is relatively slow.

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    Students At Naples Community Hospital

    Avoid the Flu at VU

    University of Central Florida, College of Medicine students who are currently enrolled and assigned to a clinical rotation at Naples Community Hospital can visit any of the NCH Immediate Care Centers or make an appointment with the NCH Business Health unit which is on campus. The closest Immediate Care facility is located at 801 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL 239-624-8220. The Business Health unit can be reached at 239-624-8160. Students can also wait at home by notifying the site via their website.

    COVID-19 Pandemic: If there are any concerns about an exposure or if you develop symptoms , please call Occupational Health at NCH to discuss need for testing and/or when it would be safe to return. Please notify Karen Solis at NCH and the appropriate individuals at UCF COM.

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    Health Education & Information

    We want not only to support the academic endeavors of students by maintaining their health, but also to increase their knowledge about their own health, promote healthy behaviors, and help them understand the healthcare system.

    We do several campus activities to educate students about health. Students can talk to a nurse about specific health concerns. The Health Center also provides handouts on several key health issues for college students.

    Our website has links to organizations and medical sites with reliable information. Its common for people today to Google symptoms or problems to find information but this can create a lot of anxiety when people see the worst possible diagnosis.

    Remember that anyone can put anything on the internet but it may not be credible or accurate. And just because a certain result was found in a study doesnt mean its the truth lots of factors influence a research studys results and applicability to groups of people. The U.S. National Library of Medicine has a guide to healthy web surfing. Its always wise to ask a professional if you have a question about your health because each person is unique.

    Flu Activity Continues To Ramp Up

    Flu is already spreading at high levels in some areas.

    Last week, government health officials warned of an early and severe start to cold and flu season in the United States, saying they were closely monitoring hospital capacity and medical supplies and were ready to send help if needed.

    We suspect that many children are being exposed to some respiratory viruses now for the first time, having avoided these viruses during the height of the pandemic, said Dr. Jose Romero, director of the CDCs National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

    Across the United States, cases of RSV and influenza are increasing. At the same time, Covid-19 cases, which had been dropping, appear to have plateaued over the past three weeks, Romero said. A raft of new variants has been gaining ground against BA.5, the Omicron subvariant that caused a wave of illness over the summer.

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    Last week, Pfizer and BioNTech announced that the first study participant has received a dose of their investigational flu-Covid combination vaccine in a Phase 1 trial. The vaccine candidate contains components of the companies updated Covid-19 booster and their investigational flu vaccine.

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    With the flu season approaching, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone 6 months old and older get a flu vaccine. Vanderbilt has options for students, faculty, staff and postdocs wanting to receive their vaccination.

    Faculty, staff and postdocs

    Vanderbilt is now offering free flu shots for eligible faculty, staff and postdocs. Due to physical distancing needs, FLUlapalooza will not be held this year. FLUla-2-Uza will take its place as an option for those wanting to receive their flu vaccination.

    Vanderbilt Occupational Health will host two FLUla-2-Uza events, open to faculty, staff and postdocs, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29 in the Student Life Center Ballroom.

    These events will be staffed by two nurses, and no sign up is required. Flu vaccines will be given on a first-come, first-served basis in a physically distanced line.

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