Flu Shot Friday at the Health Center

Employee Health Service will give flu vaccinations for employees, students, residents and volunteers.

Flu vaccinations will be available at Employee Health Service for Health Center employees, students, residents and volunteers Friday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment needed. Please bring your ID badge and health insurance ID card.

Employee Health Service is located in The Exchange, across Farmington Ave. Park in back of The Exchange. Enter through “Main Entrance Building Three.” Take elevator to 2nd floor. EHS is in suite 262.

The first and foremost way to protect yourself from acquiring influenza is by receiving the influenza immunization but here are some other important hints to staying healthy this flu season.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.  Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Exercise, eat right and get plenty of rest.

Other Important Prevention Advice

  • Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.
  • Be prepared in case you get sick and need to stay home for a week or so; a supply of over-the-counter medicines, alcohol-based hand rubs, tissues and other related items could be useful and help avoid the need to make trips out in public while you are sick and contagious.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine. People at higher risk of serious complications from seasonal flu include people age 65 years and older, children younger than 5 years old, pregnant women, people of any age with chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), and people who are immunosuppressed (e.g., taking immunosuppressive medications, infected with HIV).

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