Public Health

About flu

Everyone over the age of six months should be vaccinated against flu. Learn more about flu, ways to stay healthy, and what to do if you're sick on the CDC website.

UHS flu clinics are open to UMass Amherst students; and faculty, staff and students' dependents whose primary care provider is at UHS. Vaccinations are billed to your health insurance; bring your plan’s ID card with you.

Both injected and inhaled forms of the flu vaccine are available at UHS clinics.

Don't let flu bug U graphicIf you already have an appointment with a UHS provider, you can be vaccinated at the same time – just ask!

Walk-in clinics around campus:

  • Friday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Commonwealth Honors College events hall

  • Thursday, Oct. 15, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., Berkshire Dining Commons

  • Friday, Oct. 16, 3 – 6 p.m., North Village Apartments

  • Thursday, Oct. 22, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., North Apartments, Building D

  • Thursday, Oct. 29, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Webster Hall lounge, Orchard Hill

  • Friday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Spot, Student Union

  • Thursday, Nov. 12, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Campus Recreation Center

  • Thursday, Nov. 19, 4 – 7 p.m., Commonwealth Honors College events hall

Walk-in clinics in UHS, room 302

  • Monday, Oct. 5, 1 – 4 p.m.

  • Friday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. – noon

  • Friday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. – noon

  • Thursday Nov. 5, 1 – 4 p.m.

  • Friday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. – noon

  • Thursday, Dec. 3, 1 – 4 p.m.

If UHS is not your primary care provider:

See your regular healthcare provider for a vaccination, attend a community clinic or stop by one of the many retailers offering flu vaccines. To find an immunization site near you, try the HealthMap app.

About measles

Measles is caused by a virus that spreads easily from person to person. At first, it looks and feels like a cold or flu. A cough, high fever, runny nose, and red, watery eyes are common. A few days later, a red, blotchy rash starts on the face, then spreads to the rest of the body. It usually lasts a week or two.

Learn more with this fact sheet from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

About Enterovirus D68

Enterovirus D68 is among a large group of these type of viruses that can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. In general, infants, children and teens are more likely to get infected. 

Simple tips for staying healthier include:
• Washing hands often with soap and water.
• Covering coughs and sneezes.
• Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with sick people and stay home when you're sick.

For more information, download the Massachusetts Department of Public Health fact sheet.