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FLUnews

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

enough sleep & get vaccinated!

FLU UPDATE – May 22 to Aug 30, 2017. Flu season is essentially over but it was an active one that extended into early May! All the more reason to plan ahead for next year.   Check out our tip sheet below on ways to reduce your risk of getting laid up with influenza. And, don’t forget your flu shot. They become available in some offices and pharmacies as early as September. 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 at Student Health Services starting next fall. The cost is $15 but is subject to change. Stay well everyone.

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