Influenza Immunization Program
Beat the flu! Get vaccinated. Join the resistance.
Every November, UBC offers free influenza vaccinations (flu shots) to staff, faculty and students.
Clinics are held at convenient locations/times across campus from Nov. 4-27 (see below), just before the beginning of the flu season. Vaccinations are available while supplies last.
Protect yourself and those around you.
Getting sick can take you away from what’s important to you. Most people who get the flu are sick for over a week. That’s more than seven days without class, social functions, sports or even work. Protect yourself and those around you from getting sick at a busy time of the year.
The best way to avoid getting the flu is to get a flu shot. It's safe and it works.
While other healthy habits (such as hand-washing) are important, flu vaccines have a very good safety track record and are the best defense to beat the flu bug. For more info on flu vaccine safety and effectiveness, visit these health websites:
Do your part to stop the spread of germs. Get the flu shot.
The flu is nothing to sniff at. It is highly contagious and can spread quickly and easily. You can pass the flu on to others before you even know you are sick. The flu’s spread is especially rapid on university campuses because of the high-density living and working conditions.
The flu can affect everyone, including those who are healthy.
It is especially dangerous for seniors, very young children and individuals with certain chronic health conditions, and can cause serious illness and even death. Every year, more than 12,000 Canadians are hospitalized and 3,500 die from the flu.
|Tuesday, November 4, 8.30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Student Union Building|
|Tuesday, November 4, 8.30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Chemistry Building|
|Thursday, November 6, 1:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Student Union Building|
|Thursday, November 6, 1:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Earth Sciences Building|
|Friday, November 7, 8.30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||School of Microbiology & Immunology|
|Friday, November 7, 8.30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Civil and Mechanical Engineering|
|Tuesday, November 18, 8.30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Computer Science|
|Tuesday, November 18, 8.30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Life Sciences Building|
|Wednesday, November 19, 8.30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Psychology|
|Wednesday, November 19, 8.30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Michael Smith Labs|
|Thursday, November 20, 8.30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||UBC Bookstore|
|Thursday, November 20, 8.30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Pharmacy|
|Friday, November 21, 8.30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Liu Institute for Global Issues|
|Friday, November 21, 8.30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Risk Management Services|
|Tuesday, November 25, 8.30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Dentistry|
|Wednesday, November 26, 8.30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.||Pharmacy|
|Thursday, November 27, 1:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Buchanan Tower (Faculty of Arts)|
Not a UBC staff, faculty or student?
The Pharmacists Clinic at the UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Vancouver Campus) has flu shots available for eligible BC residents as part of this year's province-wide Influenza Campaign.
This service is for members of the public and others on and around campus who are not receiving a flu shot through the UBC Influenza Immunization Program (for staff, faculty and students).
The Pharmacists Clinic will also have special vaccine doses available for people over age 65 and people with allergies/sensitivities. For more information, please visit:http://clinic.pharmacy.ubc.ca/2014-ubc-pharmaceutical-sciences-flu-clinic-reigstration/.
During flu season, it's especially important to practice hygiene to prevent the spread of germs.
- Get your annual flu shot
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water
- Keep your hands away from your face
- Cough and sneeze into your arm, not your hand
- If you get sick, it's a good idea to stay home until your symptoms are gone
- Keep common surface areas clean and disinfected
The Influenza Immunization Program is an excellent example of inter-disciplinary learning and community engagement.
As part of the program, inter-professional teams of medical, nursing and pharmacy students administer the vaccinations under direct supervision of registered nurses and University health sciences faculty. The clinics provide a hands-on experience for these students to put their learning into practice, while also providing a valuable public health service to the larger UBC community.
Risk Management Services would like to recognize assistance from the following units:
- Faculty of Medicine
- School of Nursing
- Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Student Health Services
- Workplace Health Services