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Emergency alert!

Campus Health offices and services will be CLOSED Wednesday, Jan. 17 through Thursday, Jan. 18 due to the University closure as a result of freezing weather and dangerous driving conditions. All appointments are cancelled. Learn how to reschedule. 

Flu Prevention

Flu shots are available by appointment, Monday-Friday, at the The Health Center.

Fight the Flu

  1. Vaccinate – Look for free flu shot dates on campus in the fall
  2. Stop Germs 
  3. Antiviral Drugs if your doctors prescribes them.

What can I do to stay healthy?

1. Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

2. Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home from class, work, and social activities when you are sick. Prevent spreading your illness to others.

3. Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. 

4. Clean your hands.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Germs are often spread when you touch something that is contaminated with germs and then touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.

6. Practice other good health habits.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces in your room, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Common symptoms of the flu:

  • Tends to come on suddenly
  • Fever
  • Muscle Aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Lack of Appetite
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny or Stuffy Nose

Got the flu? Now what?

Flu Shots for Students

The best way to prevent the flu is to get the flu vaccine every season. Students have many on-campus options to get a flu shot to fit their busy schedules.

No-Cost Flu Shots* - October 2017
*Splash Card required. No appointment necessary.

Oct 16-20 (10:30-1:30) – The Health Center Uptown (outside)
Oct 24-26 (11:30-1:30)  – The Health Center Downtown (1st floor conference room)

Uptown Outreach
Oct 2 (3:30-4:30 pm) – Butler 
Oct 3 (5-6 pm) – Bruff
​Oct 4 (10-11 am) – Academic Quad
Oct 4 (5-6 pm) – Monroe
Oct 5 (3:30-4:30 pm) – Sharp
Oct 6 (3:30-4:30 pm) – Greenbaum 

Flu Shots  - By Appointment

If you miss the free flu shot dates, call 504-865-5255 to make an appointment at The Health Center for your flu vaccinations. Most insurance plans cover one free flu shot per year. (Splash card, insurance, ID and payment required.)

Make an appointment at The Health Center.