Seasonal Flu Vaccines are available by appointments only. $17 for Students and $20 for Faculty/Staff for high potency vaccine. Please remember to bring your CSUSM ID for services.
Please see Dr. Nicholson's message to students regarding the flu season.
Categorization for high risk includes:
Anyone with a weakened immune system due to:
- All children 6 months and older and all older adults:
- All children from 6 months through 18 years of age.
- Anyone 50 years of age or older.
- Anyone who is at risk of complications from influenza, or more likely to require medical care.
- Women who will be pregnant during influenza season.
- Anyone with long-term health problems with: heart disease - kidney disease - liver disease- lung disease - metabolic disease, such as diabetes- asthma - anemia, and other blood disorders
- HIV/AIDS or other diseases affecting the immune system
- Long-term treatment with drugs such as steroids
- Cancer treatment with x-rays or drugs
- Anyone with certain muscle or nerve disorders (such as seizure disorders or cerebral palsy) that can lead to breathing or swallowing problems.
- Anyone 6 months through 18 years of age on long-term aspirin treatment (they could develop Reye Syndrome if they got influenza).
- Residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities.
Anyone who lives with or cares for people at high risk for influenza-related complication:
- Health care providers.
- Household contacts and caregivers of children from birth up to 5 years of age.
- Household contacts and caregivers of people 50 years and older, or anyone with medical conditions that put them at higher risk for severe complications from influenza..
For more information regarding the influenza vaccine, please see the CDC Influenza Vaccine information statement.