The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging flu vaccinations as seasonal flu deaths continue to rise across the state. Public health officials say that 19 of the 21 deaths reported in North Carolina so far this season have been in young and middle-aged adults, most of whom had underlying medical conditions. Only two deaths have been reported in people over 65.
Doctors say the best way for people to protect themselves is by washing hands and getting a flu shot.
Campus Health Services has a limited supply of influenza vaccine. The University is offering new campus flu clinics for students and employees (see the schedule below, which also is posted at http://flu.unc.edu). The clinics are all walk-in clinics so no appointment is necessary. Clinic times are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Tuesday, Jan. 14: SASB – Upendo Room 1114
- Wednesday, Jan. 15; Student Union – West Lounge
- Thursday, Jan. 16: Michael Hooker Researcher Building – Lower Level Atrium, and Giles Horney – Cypress Room
- Tuesday, Jan. 21: Rams Head Dining – Lobby
- Wednesday, Jan. 22: Student Union – West Lounge
- Thursday, Jan. 23: Koury Atrium – Stage, and Giles Horney – Cypress Room
You can also get a flu vaccination at many area pharmacies or your physician’s office. See HealthMap, https://flushot.healthmap.org, for additional information.
Employees who have questions can contact Environment, Health and Safety at 919-962-5507. And students who have questions can contact Campus Health Services at 919-966-2281.
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