Salem State is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak. Learn more about our response.
Free flu vaccines available to all Salem State students! Come visit the nurse practitioners at health services every Tuesday from 4-5 pm for a free flu vaccine. No one has time to get sick during the fall semester. The single best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated every year. Protect yourself, your friends, and family by getting your flu shot!
Did you know that most people who get the flu are sick for over a week: That’s more than 7 days without class, social functions, even work. You simply can’t afford to get sick.
It can happen to you: Lack of sleep, not eating healthy, and not exercising regularly weakens your immune system, making you vulnerable to flu. Your lifestyle puts you at a unique risk.
Flu is easily spread: Close contact such as dorms, classrooms, public transportation, parties, and sports events make flu easy to spread at college.
Flu is serious: Even healthy people get the flu. Every year, healthy young adults become severely sick from the flu requiring hospitalization and some even die from the flu.
The vaccine cannot cause flu illness: The vaccine that is administered by a needle is made by inactivated virus or no virus at all! This means that it cannot cause flu illness. Some people experience mild side effects such as fatigue, sore arm, weakness, or low-grade fever and confuse this with the flu. This can be a response to the vaccine but typically lasts less than 24 hours, can be treated with Tylenol, and is not common.
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