Thank you to all the students who have received vaccinations so far during the clinics we have offered on campus. More than 9,600 doses of the meningitis B vaccine have been administered on campus.
It is important to note that meningococcal disease does not take a holiday. At other universities, outbreaks of the disease have occurred over several months. To continue our efforts to prevent the spread of meningococcal disease, we have scheduled additional walk-in mini clinics throughout the spring semester. I strongly encourage you to either get your second shot of meningitis B vaccine or start the two-shot series at one of these clinics.
Clinics are scheduled for:
- Wednesday, Feb. 21: 3-6 p.m., University Health Services Room 302
- Tuesday, March 6: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall East
- Tuesday, March 20: 3-6 p.m., University Health Services Room 302
- Wednesday, April 4: 11 a.m. -3 p.m., Campus Center Room 168
- Wednesday, April 25: 3-6 p.m., University Health Services Room 302
Regularly updated information about meningococcal disease at UMass can be found at www.umass.edu/meningitis. If you have additional questions or concerns, you may contact the UHS triage nurse at 413-577-5229.
If these clinics do not fit into your schedule, you can call UHS at 413-577-5101 to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine.
Protect yourself and others from flu:
- Wash your hands often; use hand sanitizer when you're on the go and can't wash
- Avoid touching your nose or mouth
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve – not your hands. Throw tissues in the trash
- Don't share food, drinks, utensils or similar items
- If you're sick, stay home from school or work. Limit contact with others
How do you know if it's a cold or flu? Get a clue with UHS' handy guide. For one-on-one answers or help, call UHS’ Triage Advice Nurse, (413) 577-5229 during health center hours.
For a flu shot appointment, call UHS, (413) 577-5101, or ask for a shot during a scheduled appointment. Costs are billed to insurance; bring your insurance card to the visit.
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