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Influenza (i.e. the FLU)

Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Illness can range from mild to severe and has been known to lead to death. Roughly 5-20% of the population will be infected with the flu each year.

Flu-like symptoms are the following:

  • Is a Cold or Flu [PDF]
  • Sudden Onset of a Fever of 100 or more, along with the following:
    • Sore Throat
    • Dry Cough
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle and Joint Aches
    • Stuffy or Runny Nose

If you are a student and have flu-like symptoms call Student Health Services at (516) 463-6745:

FLU Vaccine

Be wise…..Immunize

Cases of influenza are expected to increase throughout the flu season.  Because flu can spread by contact with people who are ill, the University is recommending that community members take these precautions:

Flu vaccine is available for students, staff and faculty.  We will have walk-in clinics every weekend beginning October 1, 2016 at the Student Health Services Located at University College Hall.

Flu Clinic Hours are 10 am–5:45 pm weekends.

Call: 516 463-6745 During the week to make an appointment to receive a Flu Vaccine. From 9AM-12PM

Be wise…..Immunize. Seasonal flu vaccine clinic for students, staff and faculty.

Students $10.00, staff and faculty $20.00 (cash or check only). Please wear a short sleeve shirt and eat before you come.

If you have traveled in any country with active ZIKA virus, please refer to website below to keep yourself and others healthy

CDC and NYDOH (New York Department of Health)

Keep yourself healthy by washing your hands with soap and water or using of hand sanitizer.

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer frequently, especially after touching common surfaces such as door handles.
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing with either a disposable tissue or a sleeve, and avoid touching your face.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick. Get plenty of rest to keep the immune system working at its best.
  • Monitor your health. Flu symptoms include fever with cough or sore throat, and sometimes runny nose, body aches, headache, vomiting and/or diarrhea.
  • Flu.gov
  • Is a Cold or Flu [PDF]

Use Links Below for more info: