Our University Health and Wellness team strongly encourages community members to be vaccinated for common viruses like the Flu and COVID-19.
On-Campus Vaccine Programs
During Flu Season each year, the Adelphi University Health Services Center offers free, on-campus flu vaccines and clinics for all students, faculty and staff. When flu vaccines are being offered, you can schedule an appointment by calling Health Services at 516.877.6000.
COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters
On-campus COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available throughout the year at the Adelphi University Health Services Center for students, faculty and staff. You can schedule an appointment by calling Health Services at 516.877.6000.
Read the CDC’s guidance about COVID-19 vaccines and your eligibility.
How to Prevent and Prepare for the Flu
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides online FAQs and recommendations for flu vaccination, ideally before the end of October each year.
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