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New Jersey and New York with High Influenza-like Illness Activity

Jan 9, 2017

According to the CDC, influenza activity is rising in the U.S. at this time. Outpatient visits for influenza-like-illness are above the national baseline. Activity is expected to increase further in the coming weeks.

New Jersey, New York (including New York City) and 9 states (Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, and Utah) are experiencing high influenza-like illness activity as of December 31, 2016.

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine (https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm) for everyone 6 months and older. Now is a good time to get vaccinated. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for protection to set in.

Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses and prevent flu-related hospitalizations. Flu vaccines have been updated for the 2016-2017 season (https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2016-2017.htm).

For more on the flu, visit CDC's Flu webpage.

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Registered Students (Free, provided by Health Services, while supplies last)

Employees (Free, provided by Occupational Health Department, while supplies last)

  • Monday-Friday @9:30AM-4PM
  • Health Services, Blumenthal Hall, 249 University Ave, Room 104
  • Bring valid RU ID

Read the Flu Vaccine Information Statement.

Contact the Student Health Services-Newark for more information.