Preparing for flu season has never been more important. Coupled with the current COVID-19 pandemic, the flu season poses significant risks to students and our community. Take precaution this fall by following these tips:
#1 Get a flu shot
The flu vaccine is proven to be the most effective way to prevent the flu. All students can receive a free flu shot with their Buff OneCard. Appointments are required and can be made online through the MyCUHealth portal. Clinics are available on campus at the following locations:
#2 Follow public health guidelines
While public health guidelines are intended to combat the spread of COVID-19, they are also effective in reducing the spread of the flu. Remember to:
#3 Protect your immune system
Our immune systems are impacted by everything we do, from what we eat to our stress levels. This means that eating balanced meals, staying hydrated and sleeping 7-9 hours per night all help protect and strengthen our immune systems.
Make it a priority this fall by sticking to a regular bedtime schedule on school nights, keeping a refillable water bottle with you to stay hydrated and eating fruits and vegetables with most meals. Making time for physical activity can help, too. You can stay physically active by walking outside, visiting the Rec Center or enjoying virtual recreation programs at home.