Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. The flu can cause mild to severe illness. The flu can also result in hospitalization or death. The viruses that cause the flu constantly change and the effectiveness of the flu vaccine decreases over time. That is why updating your flu vaccine every year is so important.
Students at Gonzaga University come together in residence halls, classrooms, and other spaces while on campus. The flu vaccine helps prevent the spread of influenza and helps keep you and those around you healthier. Health and Counseling Services (HCS) offers the flu vaccine each year beginning in the fall. We aim to vaccinate more students each year. Please join us in our efforts to keep our campus healthy.
If you wish to schedule an appointment for your flu vaccine this fall, please contact HCS at 509-313-4052 or email us at email@example.com.
For more information about influenza (flu), flu vaccines, and the occurrence of this disease in the United States, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.