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Seasonal flu

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) say everyone
6 months and older should be vaccinated against flu.

Get important information on what to do if you get sick on the CDC's flu webpages.

Get vaccinated!

Students and other UHS patients:

Flu vaccinations at UHS are available to UMass Amherst students; and faculty, staff and students' dependents whose primary care provider is at UHS.

To schedule a vaccination, call (413) 577-5101. If you already have an appointment with a UHS provider, you can be vaccinated at the same time – just ask!

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.

If UHS isn't 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.

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About Ebola

The current outbreak of Ebola is making news and people have many questions. While the risk of getting the virus is very low, UHS and area public health experts are sharing useful information and guidance in this fact sheet.

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.