The University Health Center encourages all our campus members and their family members six months of age and older to be vaccinated against the flu. The New Jersey Department of Health provides a Flu Vaccine Finder on their website to locate the nearest clinic or provider that offers flu shots. Simply enter your zip code and find mapped locations of flu vaccine clinics. The website for this service is www.state.nj.us/health/flu/findflushot.shtml.
We also recommend that everyone use common sense precautions to prevent infection: frequent hand washing or use of antibacterial cleanser, cough ettiquette, eat right, drink plenty of water each day, and get 7-8 hours of sleep each day. Staying healthy, covering a cough, and hand washing will prevent most common viruses and infections including the flu!