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Flu Shot Clinics Suspended Until Further Notice

syringeTo the Emory University Community:

Due to the unprecedented need for vaccine manufacturers to simultaneously produce both seasonal and H1N1 influenza vaccines, Emory University has experienced an unexpected interruption in seasonal vaccine delivery.  Therefore we regret that we must suspend the Emory University “It’s Worth a Shot” faculty/staff/student seasonal flu vaccination clinics until further notice. 

The following vaccination clinics will be cancelled:

September 28, 2009

Woodruff P. E. Center

September 29, 2009

Woodruff Library

September 30, 2009

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

If you are an Emory Healthcare employee, we encourage you to take advantage of seasonal flu shots sponsored by the Emory Healthcare Employee Health Services. Scheduled vaccination clinics for Emory Healthcare employees as well as Emory University employees working in patient care will continue as announced.

We will provide additional communications once we receive our vaccine delivery and resume the University campaign.

For more information about influenza vaccinations and prevention, please visit the Faculty Staff Assistance Program website at: or the Student Health and Counseling Service website at: or call FSAP at: 404-727-4328.

For  the latest updates and information related to H1N1 and seasonal influenza, visit Emory’s Influenza website at:

We apologize for any inconvenience these flu shot clinic cancellations may cause and appreciate your understanding during this very busy influenza season.

Dr. Michael Huey, Executive Director, Student Health and Counseling Services
Dr. Paula Gomes, Director, Faculty Staff Assistance Program

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Take Precautions to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

As cold and flu season approaches, you can take a few simple steps that go a long way towards preventing the spread of germs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) promote the influenza vaccine as the single best way to prevent seasonal flu, but also recommend the following six good health habits:

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick.

If possible, stay home from work, school and avoid running errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those
around you from getting sick.

Washing your hands often
will help protect you from germs. Consider soap and water as well as liquid gels, etc.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose or mouth.

Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (

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