GET YOUR FLU SHOT!
Shepherd University joins the Centers for Disease Control in recommending a flu shot this year. For employees with PEIA coverage, the shot is free with your insurance card. Students should check to see if their family insurance plan covers flu shots.
The CDC states that it is likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter. According to the CDC, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family, and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and save medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients. September and October are good times to get a flu vaccine.
The more people who get vaccinated, the more people who are protected. Do your part. Get a flu vaccine this fall.
The Shepherd University Health Center has limited quantity of flu shots available. Call 304-876-5161 for more information.
Local pharmacies providing flu shots (please call for availability):
|Walgreens (26 Maddex Square Drive)||304-876-0505|
|Shepherdstown Pharmacy (7670 Martinsburg Pike)||304-876-9966|
|Walgreens (101 Forbes Drive)||304-262-4697|
|CVS (1200 Edwin Miller Blvd)||304-263-4951|
|Walgreens (40 Flowing Springs Way)||304-725-0002|
|CVS (328 W. Washington St.)||304-728-7418|
|CVS (188 Flowing Springs Rd.)||304-725-9707|
|Sharpsburg Pharmacy (17316 Shepherdstown Pike)||301-432-7223|
The following websites have helpful information about flu prevention and symptoms:
|Centers for Disease Control||WebMD||Mayo Clinic|