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Did you miss our Flu Clinics? Not to worry- just make an immunization appointment at SHS. Despite a national flu vaccine shortage, Penn Student Health still has plenty of flu vaccine to go around. Protect yourself and help keep the campus healthy-- get your flu vaccine today! 215-746-3535

Ebola Update 10/31/14: The University releasead some travel recommendations for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and winter break. You can find that information on our Disease Updates website. We at SHS continue to work closely with our colleagues at the Health System and the Philadelphia Department of Health to make sure appropriate protocols are in place and that we remain aware of the most up-to-date developments in the Philadelphia region. Dr. PJ Brennan, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of UPHS created an educational presentation for us to use. It can be accessed here. We are following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The University has set up an Ebola page as well. To find out how you can help, visit Penn's Center for High Impact Philanthropy.


It's the Year of Health at Penn! Campus Health Initiatives, the public health division of Student Health Service is heavily involved and wants you to be too. As part of the Year of Health, and through support from the Trustees' Council of Penn Women, Campus Health is offering FitBits to select participating students.Check out all of our different health education programs and click here to find out what we're doing for the Year of Health.


Enterovirus Update 10/24/14: Enterovirus infections are common in the summer and fall. The CDC expects the current nation-wide outbreak to decline by late Fall.The at-risk population continues to be young children.  Currently, several states, including Pennsylvania, are seeing more children than usual with severerespiratory illness caused by Enterovirus D68. While the current outbreak is mainly affecting young children, you can help protect yourself, your friendsand your family by maintaining good hygiene. Wash your hands often with soapand water for 20 seconds. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashedhands. Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with peoplewho are sick. For more information, see our Disease Update.

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100% Compliance!  Student Health Service is proud to announce that our entire staff has been vaccinated against flu in an effort to provide the safest environment for our patients. 

Have you done your part?  It's not too late to be vaccinated.  (link to appointments)