Vaccines, Urgent Care and Telehealth
Flu Season 2022-2023 is here and our University Health and Wellness team strongly encourages all our Adelphi community members to be well-prepared, especially as we continue striving to also avoid COVID infections.
We are again offering free on-campus flu vaccines, the new COVID booster, and a new urgent care resource for when you’re feeling sick.
Flu Vaccines and COVID-19 Boosters
Free flu vaccines are available at the Adelphi University Health Services Center to all students, faculty and staff.
Schedule an appointment today by calling 516.877.6000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule an appointment today by calling 516.877.6000 or emailing email@example.com
Urgent Care and Telehealth
New Urgent Care and Telehealth services are available through our partner Northwell Health-GoHealth. All Adelphi students, faculty and staff can take advantage of this new program which is covered by Adelphi insurance.
Get preferred access to telehealth and priority access to in-person urgent care at GoHealth centers close to Adelphi.
How to Prevent and Prepare for the Flu
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides online FAQs and recommendations for flu vaccination in the 2022-2023 flu season, ideally before the end of October.
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.
Flu viruses are thought to spread mainly from person to person through coughs or sneezes.
You may also become infected by touching something with flu virus on it and then touching your mouth or nose. Individuals with the flu may infect others starting one day before symptoms develop and can remain infectious up to five days after becoming ill.
These usually include:
- fever (usually high)
- extreme tiredness
- dry cough
- sore throat
- runny or stuffy nose
- muscle aches
- stomach upset (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) can occur, but is more common in children
- Get your flu vaccine every year
- Continue practicing frequent, thorough handwashing with soap and water
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
- Stay home if you are feeling sick or have symptoms
- Read the CDC’s detailed advice for avoiding the flu
- Emergency Contact Numbers – family, friends, physician, pharmacy, etc.;
- Tylenol (Acetaminophen) and/or Advil (Ibuprofen) for fever/aches
- Anti-diarrheal medication
- Throat lozenges
- Water and Gatorade
- Protein bars, granola, nuts
- Saltine crackers
- Hand sanitizer
- Disinfectant wipes