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UHS recommends vaccine to prevent flu

Various times · University Health Services

University Health Services has recently seen an increase in flu cases and recommends that students, faculty and staff receive a flu vaccine if they have not already. Vaccines are available for free at UHS. Undergraduate and graduate students can make an appointment by calling 609-258-3141 or logging onto the MyUHS website. Faculty and staff can make an appointment at Employee Health Services by calling 609-258-5035.

University Health Services reminds members of the University community that the best protection against the flu and its potentially serious complications is an annual flu vaccine. It is recommended to get a flu shot as soon as possible because it takes about two weeks after vaccination for development of the antibodies that provide protection against flu. Students and employees also may obtain vaccines at their local pharmacy or through their primary care doctor.

Flu illness is currently widespread across the country. Flu seasons are unpredictable and may last as late as May. For more information on the flu vaccine, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website.

Please note the annual flu vaccine is not the same as the meningitis B vaccine being offered this winter to select groups on campus.

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