Ithaca College Students - Please contact the Hammond Health Center and schedule an RN appointment at 607-274-3177 to receive a flu vaccination while we have them in stock or go to your MyICHealth portal and web book an appointment.
Please remember the following reasons why getting your flu shot is important:
- 5 minutes to get vaccinated, or the increased risk of 2+ weeks to recover from the flu?
- Flu outbreaks are preventable if everyone gets their shot.
- More than 200,000 individuals are hospitalized annually from flu complications.
- You can spread the flu before you even know you are sick.
- The flu vaccine lasts for the entire flu season!
Personal Prevention - Your health is in your own two (clean!) hands, so follow this flu prevention advice from health experts. Avoid the Flu:
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
- Wipe down/clean shared surfaces (doorknobs, keyboards, phones, etc.) with disinfectant.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- If you have flu-like symptoms, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Get a seasonal flu vaccine.
- Eat a balanced diet.
- Exercise on a regular basis and get plenty of rest
Prepare a Health Kit:
- Most individuals who develop flu symptoms can recover at home with little or no medical intervention. However, appropriate self-care is important. We encourage all members of our living and learning communities to prepare a health kit for self-care during the flu season.