Posts Tagged ‘Flu’

Think flu shots ain’t shit?

Herd immunity is a biological concept where a majority vaccinated population inhibits the spread of disease to members of the ‘herd’ who have weakened or no immunity.   This could include young children, the elderly, pregnant women and those who can’t be vaccinated due to other health issues. Health Canada states that our flu vaccination rate should be at…

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Dalhousie provides flu shots to students

As flu season begins, so do free flu shot clinics offered by Dalhousie University’s Student Health & Wellness Centre. The clinics start in October when Dal receives the flu vaccines. This year, the clinics will run from Oct 17 to Nov 8 around the Dalhousie and University of King’s College campuses. In Nova Scotia, flu…

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Dalhousie is fighting the flu—on a bigger scale. (via StockPhoto)

Dal announces new partnership to tackle the flu by Nicolas Haddad, news contributor As new strains of influenza appear across the globe, Dalhousie is staying ahead of the game. The university is collaborating on a long-term influenza research project with the University of Saskatchewan. Dal president Richard Florizone, former vice-president finance and resources at the…

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Take one for the team: Get your flu shot

Dr. Shashi Gujar, Staff Contributor Flu season is just around the corner. This year, however, you don’t need to sweat about fever, chills or body aches. Unlike last year, flu shots are abundant and available to every Canadian free of charge. Flu is a common respiratory disease caused by the contagious Influenza virus. An infected…

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