Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.
For more information, see the CDC.gov.
FLU OR COLD?
In general, the flu is worse than the common cold. Symptoms such as fever, body aches, tiredness, and cough are more common and intense with the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose.
- Check out this chart for a comparison of symptoms »
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- Flu vaccine on campus
FREE FLU VACCINATIONS FOR UW-PLATTEVILLE STUDENTS
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Weekly Walk-In Clinics: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 11 a.m.-noon and 3-4 p.m. at Student Health Services, second floor, Royce Hall. See Flyer
MPSC Walk-In Clinics: See Flyer
The CDC recommends vaccination with the seasonal flu vaccine.
Student Health Services no longer has the flu shot available.
Please check with with the local Pharmacies and Clinics or Grant County Health on vaccine availability for your seasonal shot.