Fight the flu and stay healthy with on-campus resources

Friday, October 26, 2012

Have you found yourself sitting in a lecture or writing an exam surrounded by stuffy noses and coughs lately, or maybe you’re the one who is bringing a box of Kleenex to classes. Cold and flu season is here and Health Services has some tips on how to stay healthy:

  • Wash your hands frequently to avoid the spread of viruses.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, mouth or ears, as this is how viruses enter your body.
  • Get enough sleep, try to make healthy eating choices and get some exercise so that your immune system remains in top shape to fight off any potential bugs.

Get the flu shot, no appointment necessary

Health Services is running a flu clinic November 14-16  in the Student Life Centre multipurpose room from 9:30am – 4:30pm. Getting immunized against the flu with the annual flu vaccine is a proactive way to help you stay healthy this flu season. This free flu clinic is open to all students, staff, faculty, community and family members.

Learn more about Health Services, your on-campus health resource

Health Services is your on-campus medical clinic. They offer services from urgent care to doctor's appointments. So, if you’ve been adamant about getting enough sleep, washing your hands, and making healthy choices, but you've still managed to catch something, you can make an appointment with Health Services or visit the walk-in clinic.

Colds and the flu are both viral infections, which means they can’t be treated by antibiotics. Getting plenty of rest, taking it easy from work or school, and drinking lots of fluids will help you recover, but it’s still a good idea to get a check-up if you don’t feel better. 

Call Health Services at 519-888-4096 or drop in to book an appointment.