Public Health

About flu

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend that everyone over the age of six months be vaccinated against flu. 

New this year: UHS flu clinics are open to all members of the campus community – students, faculty and staff!

Costs are billed to your health insurance; bring your insurance plan's ID card with you.

Walk-in clinics around campus:

  • Thursday, Oct. 6, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., North Apartments, Building D
  • Thursday, Oct. 13, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Honors College
  • Friday, Oct. 14, 3 – 6 p.m., North Village Apartments
  • Thursday, Oct. 20, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., Berkshire Dining Commons
  • Friday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Spot, Student Union
  • Thursday, Oct. 27, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Webster Lounge
  • Thursday, Nov. 10, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Recreation Center
  • Thursday, Nov. 17, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Van Meter Lounge

Walk-in clinics in UHS, room 302

  • Thursday, Sept. 29, 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. – noon
  • Friday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. – noon
  • Friday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. – noon
  • Friday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. – noon
  • Thursday, Dec. 8, 1 – 4 p.m.

You can also be vaccinated during a scheduled visit – just ask!

Learn more about flu, ways to stay healthy, and what to do if you're sick on the CDC website.

 

 

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.