STUDENT FLU VACCINES FOR 2017-2018
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO GET YOUR FLU VACCINE!
It's not too late to get the flu vaccine if you missed our clinics. The vaccine is available at most local pharmacies on a walk-in basis (please review their websites to determine times and locations). Make sure to bring your insurance card with you since the majority of insurance companies do cover the vaccine.
Just some reminders on the best way to prevent the transmission of influenza:
1) Obtain the seasonal flu vaccine.
2) Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper arm.
3) Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15-20 seconds, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
4) Avoid close contact with sick people.
5) Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
Flu symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people who have been infected with this virus also have reported diarrhea and vomiting. If you should experience any of these symptoms or have any questions please call 617-552-3225 to speak with a nurse or to schedule an appointment. Health Services has a new location on 2150 Commonwealth Ave with its entrance on St. Thomas More Road, across from Walsh.
Thomas I. Nary, M.D.
Director, Health Services