Shooing the flu: From the Dean of Students

January 13, 2013

The flu season is here, with serious outbreaks of the flu nationwide. The entire MIAD community – students, faculty and staff – have been asked to take the following preventive measures.

  • Wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap.
  • Use hand sanitizers and surface wipes, which have been placed throughout the college. Maintenance staff are wiping down handrails and communal surfaces daily.
  • Get immunized for the flu (various locations around the city, see below)
  • If you are sick with the flu, stay home. Contact your health care provider.
  • Students should email their faculty and inform them they are absent due to the flu.

For those students who have not yet gotten a flu shot, Marquette University’s Student Health Center is getting another shipment of the vaccine on Tuesday 1/15.  Students desiring the vaccine should call to set up an appointment (288-7184) and notify the MU receptionist that they are making an appointment to have a flu shot to confirm that vaccine is on hand. Students with MIAD insurance are covered at no cost. Those without MIAD insurance will pay $20.00. The flu shot is the MU Health Center’s “blue light special “ of the week!

Students who are ill with the flu should call the Marquette Health Center at 288-7172.

A partial list of additional locations to receive the flu shot are (students should always all ahead to ensure that the vaccinations are on hand):

  • Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
  • Walgreens
  • CVS
  • Kmart
  • Walmart
  • Target

We wish our students all the best for the spring semester.

Tony Nowak, Dean of Students

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