Adult Immunization Information
- Vaccinations for Adults: Guidelines from the CDC
- Vaccination Schedule also available in Chinese: (向成年人推薦的疫苗注射表)
- Vaccine Information Statements from the CDC
- Vaccine Exemptions Contribute to Rising Pertussis Rates from clinicaladvisor.com
A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. According to the the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the 2021-2022 flu season will coincide with the current COVID-19 pandemic, and a flu vaccine is recommended to reduce flu symptoms that may be confused with symptoms of COVID-19. Prevention of and reduction in the severity of the flu can help alleviate stress on our health care systems. The Wellness Center Student Health Services, the CDC, and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) recommends that everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine as by then end of October 2021. Students are urged to obtain the flu vaccine as early as possible.
Students with insurance are generally covered for the vaccine by their plans, including NYSHIP, and should not incur a cost. For uninsured students, there are free and low-cost options, however due to COVID-19 these options are more limited. The Wellness Center is currently operating remotely and will not be offering flu vaccine this year. Please see this list for a variety of resources.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has many resources for understanding how to prevent and fight the flu (預防流感), reasons to get the flu vaccine, differences between the flu and a cold, and treatment options for the flu.
If you believe you have a cold (普通感冒), requesting antibiotics from your doctor may not be the answer. Read why antibiotics may not help, differences between viral and bacterial infections, and what to do for a runny nose. Also, what are the differences between a cold and allergies?
Students who need vaccinations prior to travel, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Traveler's website