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

enough sleep & get vaccinated!

FLU UPDATE – June-Sept, 2018 Last flu season was one of the most active here on campus in years with many students sickened by influenza that forced them to miss several days of classes and other activities. Although hard to predict, this year could be shaping up to be the same. So, while this may not be the time of year when the flu is on your mind–or in your body–it’s never to soon to start thinking about it or about getting a flu shot next fall. 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 for details. For students, flu shots will be available again in the Student Health Service Office starting sometime in September or October, 2018. Our supply is limited so they will provided on a first come, first served basis. Stay well and enjoy the summer.

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