Flu vaccine clinics are held every Wednesday during the fall semester at Redfern Health Center, no appointment necessary. Walk in between 9–11 a.m. and 1:30–4:15 p.m. to get the flu vaccine (the quadrivalent flu vaccine is given at Redfern). Due to winter break, the last flu vaccine clinic of the semester will be Dec. 13. If you can’t make it to the Wednesday clinic, you can still get a flu shot at Redfern any other weekday.
The vaccine is $25. The Clemson University Student Health Insurance Plan provides 100% coverage for the flu shot and other preventative services when service is provided through Student Health Services or any Preferred Provider (if you’re located in Greenville, any Greenville Hospital System or St. Francis Hospital System provider should be in-network). If you have private insurance, you may obtain documentation to supply to your insurance company.
WHY GET A FLU SHOT?
Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to very severe illness. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the BEST WAY to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through the community. After you get the vaccine, it takes a couple of weeks to build up immunity against flu viruses so act now to get vaccinated!