UNFORTUNATELY WE CURRENTLY DO NOT HAVE THE FLU VACCINE AVAILABLE AT THE STUDENT HEALTH CENTRE
UCD Procare Pharmacy and other pharmacies are currently offering the flu vaccine to students and members of the public by appointment.
There is a charge for the flu vaccine unless you are considered to be a member of an at risk category. Please discuss this with the provider.
Students in at risk groups and healthcare students are strongly advised to get the flu vaccine if you have not already done so.
The Flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the risk of Flu.
People in high risk groups are strongly advised to get the vaccine.
- People with chronic disease including asthma, chronic heart disease, chronic neurological disease and diabetes.
- Those with lower immunity due to disease and all cancer patients.
- All pregnant women.
- Those with body mass index > 40.
- All healthcare students.
The vaccine takes 2 weeks to take effect. Students in the at risk groups are strongly advised to have the vaccine.
The vaccine is available from some GPs and many pharmacies. UCD SHS currently does not have any flu vaccine available.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS
- Anyone with flu should stay at home, rest, drink plenty of fluids and use over the counter remedies to ease symptoms.
- Do not come to college or attend lectures.
- See www.undertheweather.ie for more information on self-care for influenza.
- Anyone in high risk categories who develops flu should contact their GP for advice.
For further information please see www.hse.ie