There’s still time to get your flu shot before the worst of influenza season sets in, President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. reminds the community.
“Getting the flu vaccine is one of the easiest yet most important steps you can take for your health,” President Stanley said in a message to University faculty, staff, and students.
“Influenza can be a deadly virus, and the CDC states that influenza and pneumonia kill more than 50,000 people each year,” Stanley said. “That’s why I get vaccinated every year to protect myself against the flu, and I hope you will all do the same. It’s a no-brainer.”
President Stanley emphasized that immunization is an important facet of the University’s new campus-wide wellness initiative, Healthier U.
Flu shots are available on campus at the Student Health Service, 1 Stadium Road, Monday through Friday, from 8:15 am to 11:30 am and from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Vaccinations are free for students and cost $25 for staff. For more information, call the Student Health Service at (631) 632-6740.
Shots are also available at Employee Health & Wellness, Hospital Level 3. “Hospital Access” required on ID Badge. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm, and Thursday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
For background on the importance of flu shots, read this information from CDC.