University Health Services at Clayton State University is now offering intradermal flu shots to Clayton State students, faculty, staff and the general public.
For those prospective recipients with a dislike of hypodermic needles, it is worth noting that the intradermal flu vaccine is a shot that is injected into the skin instead of the muscle. As a result, the intradermal shot uses a much smaller needle than the regular flu shot.
Flu shots will be available without an appointment at University Health Services, located on the second floor of Edgewater Hall, Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for students, and $20 for everyone else.
In addition to requiring a smaller needle, the intradermal flu shot requires less antigen -- the part of the vaccine that helps your body build up protection against flu viruses -- to be as effective as a “regular” flu shot.
For more information on the efficacy of the intradermal injection, go to the following CDC website: