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Flu Clinics to Start in September

Mass Flu Clinics for the 2014-2015 winter season will begin in late September. The schedule and sign-up information will be announced soon.

More Information

For more information, check out our Flu FAQ or contact us at flu@bhs.umn.edu.

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Intranasal vs. Injectable

The nurse will screen you before administering the vaccine to ensure you receive the appropriate vaccine.

The nasal-spray flu vaccine is a vaccine made with live, weakened flu viruses (sometimes called LAIV for "live attenuated influenza vaccine" or FluMist®). This vaccine does not cause the flu. LAIV (FluMist®) is approved for use in healthy* people who are 2 to 49 years old who are not pregnant. (*"Healthy" indicates persons who do not have an underlying medical condition that predisposes them to influenza complications.) The intranasal vaccine ("FluMist") is a quadrivalent, which means the vaccine will protect you from four different types of flu viruses.

The injectable flu shot is an inactivated vaccine (containing killed virus) that is given with a needle, usually in the upper arm. (Please wear attire that allows us to access your upper arm and shoulder.) The flu shot is approved for use in people older than 6 months. Healthy people and people with chronic medical conditions can get the shot. The injectable flu shot offered at the University of Minnesota flu vaccination clinics is a trivalent intramuscular vaccine that will protect you from three different types of flu viruses.

Contact Us

For more information about the flu clinics, please e-mail flu@bhs.umn.edu

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