Take ‘U’ out of the Flu
Wash your hands, cover your cough, get
enough sleep & get vaccinated!
Flu shots now available
FLU UPDATE – September 15, 2016. Just as sure as the leaves change color and fall off the trees each Autumn, so too will flu season arrive. Officially that happens on October 1st, according to the CDC, but, in our region of the country, flu season tends to be at its worst in February and March. Still, it’s never too early to start thinking about ways to reduce your risk of getting laid up with influenza. See our tip sheet below on how to do that. Also, flu shots have arrived and are now available to students. The cost is $15. 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.
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,
- Think you have the flu?
Check out our newest 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