Student Health Services

Flu Shot Clinics

Flu Shot Clinics to be offered in October and November to the entire campus community by Maxim Health Services. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome. The clinics will be held:
  • 10/9 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. O’Leary Library first floor
Maxim will directly bill most health insurance plans including Mass Health and the Massachusetts Group Health Insurance Plans. Bring your insurance card with you. No charge with most major medical insurance, $15 cash without acceptable insurance. For additional information please contact us.

Flu Information

Updated: October 2014

The Centers for Disease Control has published the 2014-2015 recommendations for the prevention and control of influenza. CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older. Flu activity is low across the United States now, but usually begins to increase in October and most commonly peaks between January and March. Make plans to get your flu vaccine this fall.
It takes two weeks to build up immunity from the vaccine, so get it soon!

  • Self-isolate in their room, avoiding all common areas, especially the dining hall. 
  • Contact their RA to make arrangements for food and fluids to be delivered to their room.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated and get plenty of rest.
  • Wear a mask when using shared bathrooms. Supplies are available in each residence.
  • Keep in frequent contact with family.
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fever greater than 104◦F that cannot be reduced with by fever-reducing medicines
  • Sudden dizziness or confusion
  • Severe chest or abdominal pain 
With a strong community effort we hope to have a healthy start to the semester.  

More Information

You can also read this Flu & You pamphlet (pdf) and learn more about the flu (influenza).