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Flu Clinics are here! Our first clinic vaccinated over 2500 Penn community members, with over 1900 being students. Despite a national flu vaccine shortage, the second Flu Vaccine clinic will go on at Penn as scheduled on Wednesday October 29th from 11am-7:30pm in Bodek Lounge (Houston Hall). You do not need an appointment. Students, faculty and staff are all welcome- just bring your Penn Card! Want to know how it works? Check out our video. Printable versions of our Flu Clinic posters are available here.
Ebola Update 10/24/14: 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. Please feel free to consult and share more information on Ebola from our Disease Updates website. If you have additonal questions, feel free to contact us. To find out how you can help, visit Penn's Center for High Impact Philanthropy for suggestions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to coordinate response efforts and safety measures both domestically and abroad.
It's the Year of Health at Penn! Campus Health Initiatives, the public health arm of Student Health Service is heavily involved and wants you to be too. 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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