A flu season's virulence is difficult to predict. While this season's flu vaccine is not a perfect match for the most dominant strain, the vaccine covers several strains to increase protection. Flu vaccines are still available at SHS and all students are still encouraged to get one. Call to make an immunization appointment at SHS. The Student Health Service continues to have plenty of flu vaccine to go around. Protect yourself and help keep the campus healthy --- get your flu vaccine today! 215 746 3535.
Updated 3/13/15: It was recently announced that the United Kingdom was free of Ebola, and Liberia reported no new cases for two weeks in a row. Unfortunately, it was reported today that another American was infected with the Ebola virus while working in West Africa and has been flown back to the US for care. You can find information on the University's travel policy on the University's Ebola web page. The Student Health Service continues to closely monitor information about the virus and following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Specific guidelines for Travel for Educational Purposes was released by the CDC on January 20, 2015. It continues to be recommended to avoid all travel to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.Please feel free to consult and share more information on Ebola from our website. If you have additonal questions, feel free to contact us. Click here for more disease updates.
You may be hearing and reading about the current Measles outbreak affecting people who went to Disneyland. Currently, there is no cause for concern among Penn students. Please know that all full-time Penn students are required to have received the MMR vaccines (measels, mumps and rubella). You can find more information about Measles in our Disease Update and more information on the current outbreak here.