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 offering free flu shots for all students, faculty, and staff. The 2019 campaign will run from October 29th to 31st. Please add the date you can attend in your calendars. The clinics will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Clinics start at 8 am and run continuously until 4 pm (even through the lunch hour).
The Nest (Atrium)
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 29
Wednesday, Oct 30
Thursday, Oct 31
Members of the Public at UBC Vancouver
Members of the public and others on and around the Vancouver campus who will not be receiving a flu shot through the UBC SRS Influenza Program can get immunized at the UBC Pharmacists Clinic. To learn more click here
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 the 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.