Take ‘U’ out of the Flu
Wash your hands, cover your cough, get
enough sleep & get vaccinated!
FLU ACTIVITY UPDATE - May 27, 2015 The 2014-15 flu season may officially be over but, considering how bad it was, you might want to start thinking about next year and ways to avoid coming down with the flu. One of the best things you can do to reduce your risk is to get a flu shot. They should be available in the Student Health Service Office starting in September 2015. Similar to last year, a 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 usually very effective at lowering your risk of contracting the flu so either one is fine. A reminder to state employees that flu shots should be available, at no out-of-pocket cost, through CareMark/CVS. For those not covered by this state program, the cost of a flu shot at Eastern’s Health Service is $20, much less than 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,
- 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