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Health and Wellness Center

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 in New York and surroundings are expected to continue to increase throughout the flu season.  Because flu can easily spread by contact with people who are ill, the University is recommending that community members get a flu vaccine.

Flu vaccine is still available for students, staff and faculty. 

We have walk-in clinics every weekday from 10-12noon at Student Health Services located at Wellness and Campus Living Center on North campus.

Or you can call 516-463-6745 to make an appointment to receive a flu vaccine for a time that works for your schedule.

The cost is: Students $15.00, staff and faculty $20.00 (cash or check only). Please wear a short sleeve shirt and eat before you come.