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Don’t become a statistic; CSUEB Student Health offering flu shots while supplies last

Wooden sign that reads "flu clinic".

CSUEB Student Health Center will offer flu shots on the Hayward campus while supplies last.

  • January 9, 2013 5:00am

This year's flu outbreak is one of the worst in 10 years. According to the CDC, emergency rooms are hitting critical levels, 2,250+ people have been hospitalized, and 18 pediatric deaths have been reported.  And, there are still three months left to go in “flu season”

The CSUEB Student Health Center is encouraging Pioneers not to become a statistic. Though the vaccine won't protect everybody, the CDC still recommends getting vaccinated as a first line of defense.  CSUEB Student Health will be offering flu shots while supplies last. 

Shots are available to students, faculty and staff for $15. Call CSUEB Student Health at 510-885-3735 to make an appointment. Please remember to wear a short sleeve shirt.

In addition to getting a flu shot, NY Daily News posted these tips for avoiding, treating and dealing with the flu:

* Sanitize your hands often with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer like Purell. Soap does not kill viruses.

* Wipe down shared work or household objects such as telephones, keyboards, computer mice, and TV and stereo remote controls with Lysol.

* Avoid people who are coughing.

* Open the windows at home or in your workplace. The breeze can carry away the air droplets containing the virus.

* If you are sick with the flu, stay home in bed, rest and avoid contact with others. Don't be a martyr. You will just get other people infected and prolong your illness.

*Call your doctor if you have had a flu shot, but get sick anyway. Additional medications will make the illness easier and milder.

KL

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