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FLUnews

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

enough sleep & get vaccinated!

FLU UPDATE – August 23, 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 and keep an eye out for the arrival of flu shots. The Student Health Service will be offering them to students again this year starting in late September. For University faculty and staff, flu shots are provided at no out-of pocket cost through a state-sponsored program.

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 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

Updated 1/9/2014