The clinic is offering no-cost flu shots to Gibbs students. If you want your student to receive a flu shot, please send them to the clinic to pick up a flu consent form. When they return the signed consent form to the clinic the shot will be given. If you have any questions or concerns please call the clinic at 893-5452 x 2208.
A message from the CDC:
Why should people get vaccinated against flu?
Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. Vaccination has been shown to have many benefits including reducing the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and even the risk of flu-related death in children.
How do flu vaccines work?
Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are used to make the vaccine. (Source: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/keyfacts.htm)