Immunization are given at Sindecuse Health Center by appointment during regular health center hours.
Immunizations protect personal health and the health of the Western Michigan University community. We strongly encourage verification of immunization status for all students entering Western Michigan University. The following adult immunizations are recommended:
Each fall semester, the health center offers flu vaccine for your protection. Each year's vaccine contains protection for the virus types most likely to cause respiratory influenza during the coming winter.
Anyone wishing to reduce the likelihood of contracting influenza should receive flu vaccine. Those at increased risk for flu-related complications are especially encouraged to be immunized. These include persons with asthma or other lung disease, diabetes, heart disease, any chronic medical condition or HIV infection. In addition, anyone over 65 years of age is encouraged to be vaccinated.
Vaccination can prevent severe complications from influenza, including bacterial pneumonia, and helps prevent the spreadof influenza to high risk individuals. Vaccination must be received in time to create immunity through the winter months. Resistance to infection takes two weeks to develop and lasts throughout flu season.
For more information about when flu vaccine will be available, Call (269) 387-3290.
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