Queen's University

Campus flu shot clinics scheduled

 
2011-10-26

Faculty, staff and students can easily and conveniently get the seasonal flu vaccine on campus this fall.

“We encourage everyone to get the flu shot to protect against the spread of seasonal influenza,” says Dan Langham, Director, Environmental Health and Safety.

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFLA) Public Health will host public walk-in clinics on Wednesday, November 9 and Wednesday, November 30 from 9 am to 5 pm in the new School of Medicine building (15 Arch Street).

In addition, Health Services will hold walk-in clinics for students on Friday, October 28 and Fridays in November – 4, 11, 18 and 25 – from 3-4:30 pm at the LaSalle Building (146 Stuart Street).

Proper hand washing, coughing etiquette, and keeping shared surfaces clean are also important ways community members can protect themselves and others from getting the flu:

Wash your hands regularly:
• Before eating, and after coughing, sneezing and using the washroom;
• Use soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds;
• Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers when soap and water are not available.

Cover your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze:
• Sneeze into a tissue or into your upper sleeve rather than your hand;
• If you use a tissue, deposit it in a trash receptacle and wash your hands immediately.

Keep shared surface areas clean:
• Doorknobs, light switches, telephones, keyboards and other surfaces can become contaminated with all kinds of bacteria and viruses. Regular cleaning and disinfecting of these surfaces can help stop the spread of influenza.

For more information about preventing the flu, and for more community flu shot clinics, visit the KFLA Public Health website.
 

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