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Influenza like Illnesses Here! Get prepared for Flu Season!
Student Health Services is seeing students with influenza like illnesses.
Cases of the flu have been confirmed in Maryland and the Centers for Disease
Control are predicting an early flu season.
Patient Visit Hours & Appointments
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 9 a.m. (due to staff meetings) until noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Administrative Office Hours during academic
year Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All patient visits are by
appointment. Please contact our office at 410-543-6262 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment.
IMPORTANT: As you prepare for your arrival at Salisbury University, there are some health related requirements that you must meet before you arrive on campus.
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January 26, 2015
Dear Members of the Campus Community,
Welcome back to campus. We hope you had a good break and are
ready to start classes.
As you are probably aware, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has
reported high levels of influenza activity over the past month and the country
is in the middle of a flu epidemic. Those who have not yet had a flu shot would
still benefit from getting one. Shots are available at Student Health Services
(SHS) for $15 for students, faculty and staff during regular office hours (8
a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday). An appointment is recommended.
According to the CDC, the timing of flu is very unpredictable and
varies in different parts of the country. Flu activity most commonly peaks
between December and February; however, seasonal flu activity may continue as
late as May. While it is not unusual for some of the viruses spreading
during the season to be different from those in the vaccine, vaccination can
still provide protection and might reduce severe outcomes such as
hospitalization or even death.
If you get the flu, stay home and rest. Drink plenty of fluids
and seek medical attention for severe symptoms. Prompt use of
antiviral medication can decrease these symptoms and prevent complications.
Students should contact their professors about course expectations and missed
The symptoms include fever, usually over 101 degrees Fahrenheit, cough,
sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, severe muscle and body aches, headaches,
fatigue and, for some individuals, vomiting and diarrhea. Symptoms usually
begin suddenly and progress rapidly. For more information, please visit
the CDC website:
During flu season, continued precautions such as proper rest, exercise,
hydration and frequent hand washing or use of hand sanitizer are essential. If
you have any questions or wish to be vaccinated, please contact SHS at
Victoria Lentz, RN, MSN, ANP-BC
Director, Student Health Services
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Holloway Hall, Room 180
1101 Camden Ave.
Salisbury, MD 21801
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- Call an ambulance at 911
- Call University Police at 410-543-6222
SU Student Health Services promotes the success of all
students by helping each to achieve optimal health based on
individual needs and diverse characteristics. In an ambulatory
setting, we strive to provide excellent clinical care and
education. We also promote wellness through campus wide programs
and community outreach.
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