Q. Who should receive a flu vaccination?
Everyone is encouraged to receive the seasonal flu vaccine. Children 6 months through 18 years of age, people of any age with chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, heart disease or diabetes), and everyone age 50 and older should be vaccinated against seasonal flu as early as possible.
Q. Where can I receive a flu vaccination?
The LCU Medical Clinic schedules a campus Flu Vaccination Clinic each fall prior to flu season. Additionally, all local pharmacies provide flu vaccination. There is generally no charge with most insurances, and minimal cost for cash pay.
Q. What are the symptoms of seasonal flu?
Symptoms of the flu include fever or chills, cough, and sore throat. In addition, symptoms can include runny nose, body aches, headache, tiredness, diarrhea or vomiting.
It is your responsibility to notify the appropriate person if you experience these symptoms. If you are a student (even if you live off campus), please contact the Residence Life staff (806-720-7507) or the LCU Medical Clinic (806-720-7482).
More information about the seasonal flu vaccine can be found at www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm.