The following information was provided by the Student Health Service.
According to the CDC, “The Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.” The Student Health Service is encouraging the entire Wake Forest community to get a flu vaccine this year to help protect themselves, their friends and families. It’s especially important for students with health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, kidney or liver disorders, and weakened immune systems to get an annual flu vaccine.
Wake Forest has partnered again this year with Maxim Healthcare to bring a student flu vaccine clinic to campus.
Quadrivalient Flu vaccines will be given on Wednesday, October 3rd from 12:00-7:00pm in the Wellbeing Center Living room within the Reynolds Gym. The cost of the vaccine is $30 which can be paid by cash or check. Students who wish to pay by credit card can purchase vouchers for $33.00 at the Welcome desk in the Wellbeing Center. Many insurance cards will also be accepted.
As part of Family Weekend, the Student Health Service staff will be giving flu shots to students who come to the Campus Life Open House in the Wellbeing Center on Friday, September 28th from 1:00-5:00. The cost of the injection is $30.00 and will be applied to the student’s account (no insurance is accepted other than Student Blue).
To contact the Office of Family Engagement, please visit our contact page.
One of the best ways parents/families can help their students is to let them solve their own problems. Use the Stop, Drop, and Roll method when your student contacts you with a problem. The flyer also lists contact information for serious concerns where family intervention might be appropriate.
Select slide shows and handouts from Orientation sessions are available online.