January 10, 2013
Dear Campus Community,
The CDC has announced a significant rise in influenza (flu) cases.
The CDC does not track all cases of flu. Instead, it measures the percentage of people who are going to their doctor complaining of influenza-like illness.
As of last Friday, the proportion of people visiting their doctor with flu symptoms had climbed from to 5.6 percent, up from 2.8 percent a month earlier.
The CDC recommends that everyone over six months of age get a flu shot, especially people in high-risk groups, such as those under 5 or over 65 and people with chronic medical conditions, such as asthma or heart disease.
The Health Services Center has a very limited supply left of the intradermal flu vaccine. We are aware that physicians offices and retail pharmacies are quickly running out of vaccine. As the health provider at Adelphi, we can not stress enough how essential it is to be vaccinated for the flu. Please contact our office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to receive the flu vaccine as soon as possible. The fee at the Health Center is only $15 to cover the cost of the vaccine.
Remember hand washing is an essential part to preventing illness, but the flu is a respiratory-born illness. The vaccine is the only effective way to truly prevent the infection.
To read more about the influenza surveillance through the CDC you can go to cdc.gov/flu.
For additional information, please contact:
Health Services Center
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701
p - 516.877.6000
f - 516.877.6008
This page was last modified on January 18, 2013.