Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Getting the flu shot is your best protection against the flu bug.
UBC’s annual flu campaign
UBC hosts an annual flu immunization campaign for all students, faculty, and staff. The 2017 campaign will run from October 31st through November 9th. Please book the date you can attend in your calendars. The clinics will be on a first come, first serve basis.
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Life Sciences Centre
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
More ways to boost your wellbeing at UBC
No matter how healthy you are, anyone can get the flu
The flu is a serious disease that spreads easily from person to person through coughing, sneezing, or having face-to-face contact. The flu spreads especially rapid on university campuses because we work, study and socialize so closely. Help promote a happy and healthy campus community by getting the flu shot.
The vaccine is safe, and it works
Getting the vaccine is still the best way to avoid catching the flu and prevent passing it on. The vaccine is safe; it contains killed influenza viruses that cannot cause the flu. Even if the vaccine doesn’t match the strain of flu going around, it provides some protection.
More resources about influenza, the vaccine, and other flu facts.
- ImmunizeBC for information about influenza, vaccination, and other diseases
- HealthLinksBC for myths and facts about influenza immunization
- Healthy Canadians for facts about the flu
- UBC Student Health for wellness and support
Are you a Health Sciences student?
Student Health puts on clinics just for you! Going through Student Health to get your flu shot will ensure your vaccination is officially on your academic record. For more information, visit UBC Student Health Services.