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Flu Information

Flu (or influenza) is a seasonal respiratory (lung) infection that causes fever and a cough or sore throat. It is most common during the fall and winter months. Every year, more than 2,000 New Yorkers die of seasonal influenza and pneumonia, which can develop as a complication of flu. 

Vaccination is the BEST way to protect against the flu. Flu vaccine can be given in a shot (needle injection), or in a nasal spray called FluMist (for healthy people aged 2 to 49). Your doctor can tell you what is right for you.

QC Health Services offers the following recommendations:

  • If you have a fever of 100.4 or higher, or if you have a cough, sore throat, and muscles aches, do not come to school or work. See your physician or call Health Services at 718-997-2760.
  • Wash your hands frequently; it is the best way to prevent the spread of infection.
  • For additional information, visit the following websites:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
    http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2012-2013.htm
  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene:
    www.nyc.gov/flu

What to do if you are sick with the flu

 
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A healthier lifestyle fosters better performance in academics and in your personal life, not only while you are a student, but long after graduation. Our mission in the Health Service Center is to provide free or low-cost resources, consultations, referrals, and educational programs to help you achieve your optimum well-being.

The center offers health education and counseling to students, staff and faculty, on an individual basis and in groups. 

Our free walk-in services include first aid, medical assessment and referrals, immunizations, blood pressure checks, DMV vision tests, and nicotine replacement products.

We offer sessions on birth control, pregnancy, safer sex, drug and alcohol use, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, cardiovascular health, healthy eating, and health promotion.

All health records and consultations are strictly confidential!

 

 
 

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Office: 3rd Floor Frese Hall
Telephone: 718-997-2760
Fax: 718-997-2765
Email: healthquestions@qc.cuny.edu

Office Hours:
Monday–Friday: 9 am-2 pm
                      3 pm-5 pm
(Closed from 2 pm-3 pm)

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