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FLUnews

Take ‘U’ out of the Flu
Wash your hands, cover your cough, get

enough sleep & get vaccinated!

Flu shots now available

FLU UPDATE – January 23, 2017. Cases of the flu have been increasing rapidly during the past few weeks in the northeast U.S., including in Connecticut and right here on Campus. The Student Health Service has had four cases of confirmed influenza (Type A) in just the last week. Please take precautions. Check out our tip sheet below on ways to reduce your risk of getting laid up with influenza. And, if you have not gotten a flu shot yet, there’s no better time than now.  For University faculty and staff, flu shots are provided at no out-of pocket expense through a state-sponsored program. Please check with the Office of Human Resources regarding this. For students, flu shots are available at Student Health Services. The cost is $15.

Priority groups for whom vaccination is strongly recommended include:

At this time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that ALL persons 6 months of age and older be vaccinated for the flu annually

  • If or when the Student Health Service is out of seasonal flu shots, some may be still available in the community:

Check the American Lung Association “find a flu shot” site

  • Fluzone High Dose

A new, more potent flu shot for those over 65. Check with your own health care provider for availability. Not offered at Eastern. For more info,

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/qa_fluzone.htm.

  • Think you have the flu

Check out our flu page for a self assessment

Tip sheet: Reduce your risk of getting the flu

Tip sheet: What to do if you have symptoms of flu

Updated 1/9/2014