Student Health Services

Flu Information

Updated: January 2014


Rates of flu-like illness continued their upward climb into the first week of 2014. The flu will continue to spread in our area well into the early spring. It is absolutely not too late to protect yourself from the worst of flu season by getting a flu shot. It takes two weeks to build up immunity from the vaccine, so get it today! Please contact your health care provider, your local board of health or your local pharmacy to get vaccinated prior to returning to campus!

  • 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).