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Stay Healthy This Winter Season!

The Student Health Service would like every student to remain healthy this season. Take these steps to stay healthy and protect others as well!

#1:  Get your flu shot! It is not too late to get your flu shot. The on-campus flu events have ended, but you can still call SHS to schedule an appointment to get your flu shot. Call us at 773-702-4156 to schedule yours today! 

#2:  Take preventative measures to minimize your risk including:

  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.
  • Routinely clean frequently touched objects and surfaces, including doorknobs, keyboards, and phones, to help remove germs.

#3: If you do become ill:

  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • 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. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Most people with the flu have mild illness and do not need medical care or antiviral drugs. If you get sick with flu symptoms, in most cases, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people except to get medical care.

Read more about what to do if you get sick at:  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/takingcare.htm