Wow! we had a GREAT response to our Flu Vaccine Clinics this year. In fact, the response was so great that we ran out of vaccine near the end of the October 29th clinics and had to order more! We have been able to get a new supply so we will still be able to hold the rest of the clinics as scheduled below. Given the great response we strongly recommend that you come as early as you can. In case we run out again, you don't want to miss it!
Influenza Vaccine Clinics for the Fall 2013 semester:
Wednesday October 23, 1pm to 5pm at Student Health Service
Wednesday October 23, 1pm to 4pm at Park Center, Hall of Fame Room
Tuesday October 29, 1pm to 5pm at Student Health Service
Tuesday October 29, 1pm to 4pm at Park Center, First Floor Lobby
Students, Faculty and Staff:
Thursday November 14, 1pm to 5pm at Student Health Service
Thursday November 14, 1pm to 4pm at Park Center, Hall of Fame Room
Wednesday November 20, 1pm to 5pm at Student Health Service
Wednesday November 20, 1pm to 4pm at Park Center, Hall of Fame Room
Cost is FREE for Students and $25 for Employees, cash or check is preferred. SUNY Cortland ID is required.
Many people are asking about the new vaccine formulation that is available this year. There will be 2 formulations available: the traditional 3 strain vaccine, and a limited number of the new 4 strain vaccine. The 4 strain vaccine has a second B strain component in addition to the 3 strains in the traditional vaccine. At our first 2 clinics we gave the 3 strain vaccine, but when we ran out, the only supply we could obtain was the 4 strain vaccine, so that is what we will have for the last 2 clinics. This is considerably more expensive than the 3 strain vaccine, but regardless we will still be offering it for the same cost. If you already had the 3 strain vaccine, there is no need to get the 4 strain vaccine too. There is not a great difference between the two since the 3 strain vaccine covers the most important and most severe strains. We do NOT recommend that you get both vaccines.
For questions and answers regarding influenza vaccination, please visit the CDC's Seasonal Influenza Shot webpage.