Flu vaccinations to be available soon

Maria Zelada

Fever, body aches, fatigue, the feeling of doing absolutely nothing- that’s the flu ringing in for the season, and it’ll be arriving soon to the Cal Poly campus, but the Health Center has it covered. The Health Center will be providing flu vaccinations in the upcoming weeks.

“We have a very limited supplies right now,” Judy Correia, licensed vocational nurse at the Cal Poly Health Center, said, “but we expect to have some more within a week or two.”

Nurse Correia highly encourages students to get vaccinated against the flu for their own health as well as the health of others. 

The virus is spread through coughing, sneezing, kissing, and sharing of utensils she said. The close-living college environment, especially in the dorms, makes college students even more susceptible to catching the virus.

If one does catch the flu, Nurse Correia recommends rest, lots of fluids, and, what most students overlook, a good diet.

“You never really feel much like eating when your that sick but fluids help,” she said. “It’s really important to keep well hydrated, so soup, anything to keep you hydrated.” 

Correia also warns student to keep their distance from healthy students to prevent the spread of the virus. For prevention of the spread of the flu good hygiene is vital. Nurse Corriea recommends frequent handwashing.

“You want to wash with antibacterial soap and warm water, and wash them throughly,” she said. Singing Happy birthday for the entirety of your cleanse assures a better wash.

Students can stop by the Health Center nursing hours- 8:00am to 11:00am and 2:30- 4:00pm, and Wednesdays from 9:00am to 11:00am and 2:30- 4:00pm.

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