Flu Season at San Francisco State University

By: Lauren Gee

SNEEZING, COUGHING AND SNIFFLING CAN BE HEARD ALL ACROSS SAN FRANCISCO STATE’S

CAMPUS, THAT BECAUSE FLU SEASON IS STILL IN FULL SWING. THE CENTER FOR DISEASE AND
CONTROL REPORTED
THAT SINCE THE FLU SEASON STARTED IN OCTOBER, A TOTAL OF 97
DEATHS OF PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 65 HAVE DIED FROM THE FLU IN THE STATE OF
CALIFORNIA ALONE. AROUND 25 DEATHS ARE FROM BAY AREA’S CONTRA COSTA, MARIN,
SANTA CLARA AND SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY.
THE CDC RECCOMENDS EVERYONE TO PREVENT GETTING THE FLU BY GETTING A FLU SHOT.
HOWEVER, MANY ARE SKEPTICAL WHETHER THE FLU SHOT REALLY WORKS OR NOT. DR. ALLAN
LEE FROM
SF STATE’S STUDENT HEALTH CENTER MENTIONS THAT PEOPLE CAN STILL GET THE
FLU AFTER GETTI
NG A FLU SHOT, BUT SYMPTOMS WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY LOWERED.
SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY IS HELPING TO TAKE PRECAUTION BY PROVIDING HEALTH
SERVICES TO ALL STUDENTS AND FACULTY. THEY PROVIDE FLU SHOTS
FOR $10 AND
ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO JUST WALK IN. TH
E HEALTH CENTER IS LOCATED IN BETWEEN THE
STUDENT SERVICE BUILDING AND BURK HALL AND PROVIDES MANY MORE SERVICES SUCH AS
CHECK UPS, AND PERSCRIPTIONS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON HOW TO STAY HEALTHY THIS
FLU SEASON, YOU CAN CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE AT HEALTH.
SFSU.EDU.

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