Flu Shots for College Students

Students: have you had your flu shot?
It might be a good idea to get yourself immunized against influenza. After all, you spend your time on a campus crowded with an overabundance of people, which means that germs and diseases spread quickly.
In fact, according to, between 9 and 20 percent of all college students get the flu every year! That means if you’re not immunized, you’re at high risk to get the flu — which is the last thing you need when you’re a busy college student. According to a study by researchers at the University of Minnesota and the VA Medical Center, students at college campuses can greatly benefit from flu shots, both because it will prevent individual students from getting sick and prevent those students from spreading the disease around campus.
And it just hurts for a second. Really.
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