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Flu season is here! While the Philadelphia area, including Penn, has seen an increase in influenza-like illness (ILI), we are not seeing the level of ILI the national media are reporting in other parts of the country. There are several ways to prevent or lessen the impact of flu.

  • Get your flu shot. This is the most effective way to prevent the flu. Influenza vaccinations cannot provide 100% protection, but they can lessen the severity and duration of symptoms. Flu shots are still available at SHS. Call 215-746-3535 to schedule an apointment.
  • Soap+water+30 seconds. Practicing good hand hygiene will help to reduce the spreads of germs.
  • Lastly, practice good self-care. The sooner you take care of yourself, the sooner the illness will pass.

Not feeling well? Learn about the signs and symptoms of influenza. 


Penn is tobacco free! To learn more about this important initiative, especially on how Penn students were involved, watch this videoInterested in smoking cessation resources available to Penn students? Look here. You can schedule an appointment online or call (215-746-3535) to see our smoking cessation counselor; appointments are free and unliminted.


Sexual Health is one of the many services provided at SHS. Are you sexually active? Consider making a sexually transmitted disease screening visit at SHS. Appointments can be booked online or you can call 215-746-3535. Don't forget SHS provides FREE condoms to students; no appointment is necessary, "Just Ask" to see the cashier. If you are interested in learning more about sexually transmitted diseases, check out our Disease Updates page or book a Sex Jeopary workshop for you and your peers.


There is a national shortage of Yellow Fever vaccine. The only US manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, has very tight restrictions on the vaccine supply. Currently, SHS has limited availability of  the Yellow Fever vaccine, which will be given in strict accordance with CDC recommendations. Please call to discuss your travel plans should they be to areas where the vaccine is required.

Penn has a plethora of resources that are here to support your health, wellness and academic needs. Review the Wellness Guide created by students for students, attend a free monthly yoga or weekly meditiation session, or check out any of the offices below. Be healthy, Penn! 

(including nights/weekends)
Office of the Chaplain
Weingarten Learning Resources Center
RAP Line
(Reach A Peer, 
9pm - 1am)
Special Services
VPUL / Student Intervention Services

Student Health Service
(including nights/weekends)


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