Get your flu shot
At Concordia, we share a lot of things. The flu should not be one of them.
“Influenza is not a mild illness,” says Health Promotion Specialist Gabriella Szabo. “You’re aggressively ill for up to a week and rundown for two or three weeks after that. There are symptoms of severe fatigue and fever. You’re unable to function: you’re stuck in bed.”
While flu shots are not 100 per cent effective and may cause side effects in some people, they are still the best way to reduce your chances of getting sick. Even if you do, the vaccine can reduce the length and severity of your symptoms.
The professionals at Concordia’s Health Services recommend that all students, staff and faculty get an annual flu shot; the Public Health Agency of Canada agrees.
You can receive your flu shot on November 18, 19, 24 and 26 in the Atrium of the Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex (EV), and November 25 in Room AD-307 of the Administration Building on the Loyola Campus.
The flu shot is free for those who meet certain criteria. Otherwise, the vaccine costs $20.
To book an appointment, telephone Health Services at 514-848-2424, ext. 5276, from October 27 onwards.