Carnegie Mellon University
September 19, 2016

It's Flu Season!

It's Flu Season!

Did you know? That anyone even young, healthy adults can get sick from the flu and spread it to others. Buzz buzz (text message: You coming out tonight? I can't I have the flu. My niece and girlfriend have it now too.) The short time it will take you to get a flu vaccine. Can help protect you and the ones you love. The flu vaccine is safe and does not cause the flu. #GetAFluVax

Flu season is here!

How can you stay healthy this flu season?

1. Vaccination. Our community is a caring and connected one. Taking the time to get vaccinated means that flu is less likely to spread or cause interruptions to the lives of our students, faculty, and staff. Schedule an appointment at HealthConnectto get a flu shot during one of our many upcoming flu vaccine clinics at University Health Services:

  • Every Tuesday through November 15 from 8:30 - 11:30am
  • Wednesdays, October 5 and 19 and November 16 from 8:30 - 11:30am
  • Every Thursday through November 17 (except October 20) from 1:30 - 4:30pm

   We will also host several walk-in flu shot clinics for community members at:

  • NREC Lawrenceville - Wednesday, October 12 from 8:30 - 11:30am
  • PPG Place (11th Floor, PPG 6) - Thursday, October 20 from 2-4pm
  • SEI Bakery Square - Wednesday, October 26 from 8:30 - 11:30am
  • Benefits and Fitness Fair at Cohon University Center - Wednesday, November 2 from 10am - 2pm
  • Mellon Institute - Wednesday, November 9 from 8:30 - 11:30am

2. Washing hands often with soap and water, and using a tissue or the crook of the arm to cover coughs and sneezes helps to decrease the spread of the flu virus. Getting enough sleep, stress relief, exercise, and good nutrition will also help the body’s immune system to fight a flu infection.

3. Visitflu.govto learn more about seasonal flu. Remember that symptoms may vary from person to person, but generally, flu symptoms include:

--fever over 101 degrees farenheit
--cough
--body aches
--headache
--sore throat
--fatigue/lethargy

4. If you become ill with flu symptoms, please contact UHS right away for an appointment. Call us at 412-268-2157.