A healthy immune system is important throughout the year, but even more so during cold and flu season and while we remain at-risk of contracting COVID-19. In honor of National Nutrition Month, celebrated in March, we tapped into campus experts…
Get a Flu Shot Wednesday and Help Health Services Stay Prepared
On Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Flanagan Gym, a flu clinic will be set up to administer flu vaccinations. This is free for all SU students, staff, faculty and temporary employees with SU ID. No appointments are necessary.
Receiving the first flu vaccine that day will be Otto the Orange.
“This flu clinic is part of a point-of-delivery exercise for Syracuse University’s emergency preparedness plan,” says Ben Domingo, director of Health Services. “We encourage campus community members to attend this flu clinic if possible to support our preparation and planning processes.”
Last year, Health Services staff, Emergency Management staff and Falk College public health interns all worked in coordination with the Onondaga County Health Department to deliver 1,320 flu shots to faculty and staff in four hours.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends vaccination with an injectable flu vaccine for everyone six months and older before the end of October, if possible. The flu vaccination has important benefits, including reducing flu illnesses, doctors’ visits and missed work and school due to flu, as well as preventing flu-related hospitalization.