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

enough sleep & get vaccinated!

FLU ACTIVITY UPDATE - June 26, 2014: Unlike the first half of the 2013-14 flu season, the last half (March-May 2014) turned out to be quite severe here on campus and throughout the U.S.northeast region, with a second wave of cases extending well into April and even early May.  All the more reason to get vaccinated for the upcoming flu season which will be here before you know it.

FLU SHOTS – June 26, 2014: Flu shots for the 2014-15 flu season will be available in the Student Health Service Office starting in September 2014. Similar to last year, a new vaccine, containing four different strains of the influenza virus, is available in some places in addition to the standard three-strain vaccine that we offer here.  Both are very effective at lowering your risk of contracting the flu so either one is fine.  A reminder to state employees that flu shots are available, at no cost, through CareMark/CVS. For those not covered by this program, the cost of a flu shot at Eastern’s Health Service is $15, half the local retail price. No appointment is necessary.

Priority groups for whom vaccination is strongly recommended include:

At this time, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionrecommend 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 doif you have symptoms of flu

Updated 1/9/2014
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