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Vaccination syringe iconLast walk-in meningitis B clinic today

The last walk-in meningitis B clinic of the semester is today, April 25, 3 – 6 p.m., in UHS room 302.

You can continue the two-shot Bexsero vaccine series, or start at this clinic. Remember to bring your insurance card, and any documentation of vaccination received from your home provider.

Because UMass and the Five Colleges are considered to be in an "outbreak" status, it remains vitally important that UMass students continue getting vaccinated.

If you're unable to attend today's clinic, you can get vaccinated by appointment at UHS; call (413) 577-5101. Vaccinations will be available at UHS throughout the summer intersession.

More information is available at  www.umass.edu/meningitis. If you have questions, call the UHS Triage Advice Nurse, (413) 577-5228.

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UHS helps you stay healthy and cares for you if you’re not. Check out what we offer, how to use UHS and get some helpful tips and timesavers. Learn more about health with these recommended links.

Photo of Jeanne M. RyanRyan joins UHS leadership team

UHS welcomes Jeanne M. Ryan, who has been named associate director and director of clinical services.

 

STI and HIV testing logoWalk-in STI, HIV testing

The last walk-in clinic of the semester is Friday, May 4, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Testing is the only way to know!

 

Don't let flu bug U logoFight flu

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.

Tobacco-free info, helpTobacco-Free UMass logo

UMass Amherst is proudly tobacco-free! Whether you're ready to quit, aren't sure what to do, or just want help getting through the day without tobacco, UHS' tobacco treatment program can help!