Preventive Medicine

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Preventive medicine services focus primarily on preventive health care including required and recommended vaccines, flu shots, allergy shots, TB screening, prescription injection medications, and traveler's health.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year the influenza virus leads to 36,000 deaths and causes 200,000 hospitalizations nationally. The flu is a respiratory virus spread through coughing, sneezing or any discharge or exchange of fluid from the eyes, nose or mouth. The flu could lead to pneumonia as well as other illnesses, though it is not very likely for those under the age of 65. Even though the typical flu season starts in November and December, the best thing one can do in preparation is to get a flu shot early. Flu Shots are available at the Student Health Center starting in October of each year.