If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, it’s not too late! You can still get them at our local pharmacies in Fredonia/Dunkirk area and is free of cost with most health insurances. In order to prevent this widespread virus, read the following!
Make sure to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze with a tissue or into your elbow or shoulder not into your hands. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth to prevent the spread of germs. Good hygiene helps! Wash your hands frequently throughout the day and use hand-sanitizer which is available almost everywhere on campus.
You might not even know you have it! Symptoms of the flu can include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headaches, body aches, and tiredness. Vomiting and diarrhea may occur as well. If you have these symptoms and think you may have the flu, stay home for at least 24 hours. If you are worried about missing class, academic departments will accommodate you. Make sure you communicate with your teachers and Student Affairs.
Don’t forget to stop by the Student Health Center Monday-Friday 8:30-5! They can provide or prescribe you with necessary medications! Flu Prevention Kits will be handed out at the Information Desk in the Williams Center on February 9 from the hours of 10-1.