October 23, 2013
What's New With the Flu?
Adelphi's Health Services Center encourages you to get vaccinated early, if you haven't already. The center continues to offer low cost flu vaccines to the Adelphi community. Immunity to the virus requires approximately 2 weeks to reach its full potential. The flu vaccine does not guarantee that you will not get the flu, but it does reduce the severity if you do.
If you would like to receive the vaccination from Health Services, please call 516.877.6001 or 516.877.6002 to schedule an appointment. Students may charge the cost to their student account, while staff and faculty must pay by a check made out to Adelphi University. The fee for the vaccine is $20. If you are under 18 years old or over 64, please let the scheduler know so they may indicate the appropriate form of vaccine for you on the appointment block.
Check out the CDC's Weekly US Map: Influenza Summary Update, so you can observe recent influenza surveillance for the United States. Of 3,534 specimens tested last week, 4.7% were positive. Influenza A virus continues to be the prominent virus at this time.
You can view Google's Flu Trends App to monitor flu trends worldwide, for those planning to travel. See the level of reported cases by holding your cursor over the country.
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 October 23, 2013.