Influenza Facts

There are lots of things you can do every day to avoid catching the flu (influenza) virus, like washing your hands, using hand sanitizer, practicing cough etiquette, and not sharing personal items can go a long way to keeping you healthy.

About Influenza

Get the facts about the flu and flu vaccineThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges you to take these actions to protect yourself and others from influenza.

What should I do if I develop flu-like symptoms? If you get sick with influenza-like symptoms this flu season, stay home and avoid contact with other people except to get medical care.

What about if I am feeling anxious about the flu? Anxiety is a common reaction to increased stress. It is important to take steps to manage your concerns and not panic. Should you have concerns about the flu or any other health issue, contact Student Health Services (Queens Campus, 718-990-6360; Staten Island Campus, 718-390- 4447).

Get Your Flu Shot

Use the Flu Vaccine Finder below to find a flu shot provider convienient to you:

In an effort to keep our University community as healthy as possible during flu season, we usually offer flu shots as soon as they become available in the Fall semester. Here is how you can take advantage of the flu shot service:

  • Watch your e-mail and Central for announcements of flu shot dates. (You may also contact Student Health Services for the date of the next scheduled flu shot clinic.)
  • Remember, you must be 18 years or older to be eligible to receive the immunization.
  • Bring your StormCard or other photo ID.
  • Flu shots cost $5 per student, payable in cash or by check.