The Flu Shot Myths and Guidance for Dorms

Influenza or “flu” is a dangerous, highly contagious virus that can cause high fevers, fatigue, achy muscles, chills, sweats, and headaches. The last flu season (2018-2019) was the longest in 21 years. According to the CDC, millions of people were hospitalized, and 61,000 people died in the US alone. To avoid this debilitating illness, we recommend getting the flu shot.

The flu shot is a vaccine with weakened antibodies that stimulate normal immunity processes and protect people from the flu. The formulation changes every year and is different in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.  Several of the most seasonally infectious types of flu are in every vaccine. 

Here are 4 common myths (or misconceptions) and facts about the flu shot:

Guidance for students living in dorms

Students living in dorms usually catch illnesses from their dormmates or fellow students because they live in smaller, more crowded spaces. Preventing the spread of illness for anyone includes:

Flu shot registration is currently open for Israel Gap Year Students.  Register here to reserve a flu shot!

From everyone at EMA Care, we hope you have a healthy winter!!