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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.

Coronavirus​ – CUNY and Queens College continue to monitor developments related to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), a respiratory illness causing flu-like symptoms. Read the latest updates. 

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 website:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

What to do if you are sick with the flu

Mpox (Monkeypox)

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus.

In the current outbreak, hospitalization and death from monkeypox are rare, but symptoms can still be painful and interfere with daily activities.

Symptoms of monkeypox can include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches and backache
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Chills
  • Exhaustion
  • Respiratory symptoms (e.g. sore throat, nasal congestion, or cough)
  • A rash that may be located on or near the genitals (penis, testicles, labia, and vagina) or anus (butthole) but could also be on other areas like the hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth. The rash will go through several stages, including scabs, before healing; and can look like pimples or blisters and may be painful or itchy.

Monkeypox symptoms usually start within 3 weeks of exposure to the virus. If someone has flu-like symptoms, they will usually develop a rash 1-4 days later.

Monkeypox can spread from the time symptoms start until the rash has healed, all scabs have fallen off, and a fresh layer of skin has formed. The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks.

For more information on the monkeypox virus and vaccine availability, click here.


Welcome to the Office of Health Services

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 Services Center is to provide free or low-cost resources, consultations, referrals, and educational programs to help achieve 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!

Office Information

Office: 3rd Floor Frese Hall
Telephone: 718-997-2760
Fax: 718-997-2765

Office Hours

Monday: 9am – 5pm

*Tuesday: 10am – 5pm

Wednesday: 9am – 5pm

Thursday: 9am – 5pm

Friday: 9am – 5pm

*The nurse works remotely on this day

Learn more about Mpox and how to reduce your risk:

Information about other communicable diseases such as COVID-19 and Polio can be found here.