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 2018 campaign will run from October 24th to 26th. Please add the date you can attend in your calendars. The clinics will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Clinics start at 8am and run continuously until 4pm (even through the lunch hour).
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Thursday, Oct 25
Friday, Oct 26
In the Okanagan between October 29th, November 1st, and November 5th
RMS Okanagan has you covered. Visit the Okanagan RMS website for all the details to avoid your hug from a bug.
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.