Flu Shot Vaccinations

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AFTER-HOURS CRISIS SUPPORT & VICTIM ASSISTANCE: 303-615-9911

Flu Shot Vaccinations

Every flu season, beginning in September/October, the Health Center at Auraria provides free flu vaccinations for Auraria Campus Constituents.  This includes all AHEC, CCD, MSU Denver and CU Denver students, faculty and staff. We encourage you to get your vaccination at your earliest opportunity to get the maximum protection (unless medically contra-indcated).

The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months or older. Each flu season is different, and the flu can affect people differently. An annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of getting the flu and spreading it to others.

The flu changes from season to season and the yearly flu vaccine protects against three or four different flu strains each year. Flu vaccinations can prevent you from getting sick with the flu and may make your illness milder if you do get sick. It takes approximately 2 weeks after your flu vaccination for antibodies to develop and provide protection against the influenza virus. 

Preventing the Flu
  • The best way to prevent the flu is to get a yearly flu vaccination.
  • Wash your hands using warm soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
  • Cough/Sneeze into your sleeve elbow.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Limit close contact with people who are sick.
Symptoms
  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (very tired)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

More information about the flu from the CDC

Schedule an appointment

Call 303-615-9999 to schedule an appointment in advance.
Please note there is a failed appointment fee of up to $50.00 for missed appointments or short notice cancellations (less than 24 hours).