Dear Faculty and Staff: The resurgence of the COVID-19 virus around our country is intensifying on the heels of holiday travel and gatherings. Here in Onondaga County, we are experiencing rising infection rates and an uptick in hospitalizations. In response,…
Reminder: On-Campus Flu Clinic Ends Friday, Nov. 6
Dear Parents and Families:
All Syracuse University students, including those who live on campus; those who live off campus and/or use campus facilities; and those who are studying remotely for fall 2020, but will return to campus in spring 2021, are required to obtain a flu shot. The on-campus flu clinic, provided at no cost to students, will close on Friday, Nov. 6.
Only those who have a religious or medical waiver or those who are studying remotely and will not be accessing campus for the entire 2020-21 academic year are exempt from this requirement. Students must have a flu shot or a documented exemption to attend in-person classes, participate in on-campus activities and use on-campus facilities in the spring semester.
To make getting a flu shot easy and convenient for your student, on-campus vaccination clinics will continue weekdays through Friday, Nov. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m at two locations (the stadium and Skybarn on South Campus). There is no cost associated with receiving the flu vaccine at an on-campus clinic. Students may access the Patient Portal to make an appointment up to 72 hours in advance. They can also choose to receive a flu shot through another medical provider or at a pharmacy and then upload proof of vaccination in the Patient Portal.
If your student has not taken these steps yet, please encourage them to make an appointment as soon as possible. Detailed information about how to do so is available on the Barnes Center at The Arch website.
Being vaccinated against the flu is a critical component of Syracuse University’s plan to keep campus community members safe and healthy, and I appreciate your attention to this matter.
Dr. Karen Nardella
Medical Director, Barnes Center at The Arch