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College students and flu season—How to avoid getting sick

If you are like most college students, you are spending your days worrying about exams and papers, dreaming of heading home for the holidays, and sleeping. You are not thinking about flu season. But you should be.

Avoid the flu this winter with our tips. (Credit: MemeCenter)

Avoid the flu this winter with our tips. (Credit: MemeCenter)

How to avoid getting sick and learning how to stay healthy this winter can go a long way toward making sure those exams go well, enjoying your break at home, and, of course, the continuation of all that great sleep. Read more

Do I need to get vaccinated this flu season?

You're actually sick?I’m a young, healthy college student. Do I need to get vaccinated this flu season? That’s a great question. While it’s true that vaccination is recommended for people at risk of getting the flu, like the elderly and children, this population also includes college students who live in a densely populated community. Influenza is very contagious, and symptoms of the flu can pop up in places where people have close contact with others. Getting a flu shot is a matter of promoting positive preventive health behavior. Read more