University Health Services

Flu 411

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  • It is not too late to get your flu shot! UHS Immunization Clinic Schedule

The CDC has issued an alert about high flu activity nationwide. We have had documented cases on UMass Boston campus. If you think you have the flu, do not come to classes. Your professors and classmates will thank you for this . The best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated. It is not too late. University Health Services offers the flu vaccine to all students. In addition, if you catch the flu early, there is medication to shorten the course and  make the symptoms less intense. You can get this medication prescribed at UHS.

Signs and Symptoms of the Flu

How to Avoid the Flu!

1. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
2. Cover coughs and sneezes
3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
4. Stay home if you are feeling sick

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