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
- 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:
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 scheduled weekday Flu clinics on:
October 16, 30 and November 7 and 14
We will have walk-in clinics every weekend from 10-12noon at Student Health and Services located at Wellness and Campus Living Center on North campus.
Call 516-463-6745 to make an appointment to receive a flu vaccine for a time that works for your schedule.
Be wise…..Immunize. Seasonal flu vaccine clinic for students, staff and faculty.
Students $15.00, staff and faculty $20.00 (cash or check only). Please wear a short sleeve shirt and eat before you come.