FLU SHOT Information 2021-2022

McKinley continues to offer FREE flu shots to students who have paid the health service fee until June 30, 2022. Call McKinley Health Center Immunization and Travel at 217-333-2700 to schedule and appointment. You must have building access through your Safer Illinois app and masks are required.

 

What viruses do 2021-2022 flu vaccines protect against?

There are many flu viruses and they are constantly changing. The composition of U.S. flu vaccines is reviewed annually and updated to match circulating flu viruses. Flu vaccines protect against the three or four viruses that research suggests will be most common.

For the 2021-2022 Influenza season, McKinley Health Center will offer a four-component vaccine containing protection against the following Influenza A and Influenza B viruses:

  • A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus;
  • A/Cambodia/e0826360/2020 (H3N2)-like virus;
  • B/Washington/02/2019- like virus (B/Victoria lineage);
  • B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (B/Yamagata lineage)

 

McKinley Health Center is using the Fluzone 21-22 and Fluarix 21-22 influenza (flu) vaccines during the 2021-2022 flu season. Both vaccines are quadrivalent.

See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) flu page for additional information.