A free Flu Shot Clinic, hosted by the Student Health Services Center, was held at El Camino College from October 1 to 4, from 9:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m., on the Library Lawn, Outreach and Events Coordinator, Crystal Albert, said.
A free flu vaccination continues to be available to adults aged 65 years old and over, who are more vulnerable and may suffer more than most people if they catch flu. But for people in certain groups it is especially important to get immunised against flu as the impact can be more serious and lead to complications. She says there are several types of flu vaccines available such as the standard dose flu shots, high dose shots, shots made with adjuvant, cell-based flu vaccine, recombinant vaccine, and Live attenuated influenza vaccine.
The flu season is just around the corner, and that's why Westminster College is hosting another clinic for vaccinations next week.
"Some people might feel a bit under the weather after a flu shot - muscle aches or an achy arm at the injection site, but it is not possible to contract the flu from a flu shot", says Webster.
The Influenza vaccine takes approximately 2-4 weeks to build enough immunity in the body to protect someone against the flu virus.
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BORDERERS are being urged to get set for winter and check if they are eligible for a free flu vaccination. "So by immunizing yourself, you're protecting those at highest risk from complications of flu", Hilderman said. Last winter, the US vaccine was only 25 percent effective against the unexpected emergence of the H3N2 strain, or 36 percent effective overall, according to the CDC. In fact, numerous rumored side effects you've probably heard about the flu vaccine - like that the shot can cause the flu - are actually not true at all.
It was 100 years ago that the infamous 1918 influenza pandemic spread death and terror around the world.
And it's the start of the season for everyone- the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages pretty much anyone older than 6 months to get a shot. And perhaps a vaccine that we might only have to get every 5 or 10 years.
Students enrolled in El Camino's Nursing program administered vaccines for those who attended this event. There are many flu viruses, and they are always changing.
CDC recommends getting a flu vaccine every year because flu viruses evolve quickly, and last year's vaccine may not protect against the current year's flu strain. The estimates were released in an attempt to get more Americans vaccinated; less than half of America got vaccinated two flu seasons ago.