Salve Regina will offer flu clinics from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 and Wednesday, Oct. 28 in the Rodgers Recreation Center, Rooms 030-031. The clinics are open to the University community and the general public.
There is no charge for those with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare Part B, UnitedHealthcare, Neighborhood Health, Tufts or Tufts/Carelink. For those with a different insurance and the uninsured, the cost $25.
To register, visit thewellcomp.com. In the "Register Now" drop-down, choose "Flu - College/University" and use the login "salve." You must bring your insurance card with you to the flu clinic.
Signs and Symptoms of the Flu
- Fever, feeling "feverish" or chills
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Fatigue (tiredness)
- Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children)
People with certain health conditions such as chronic illness; heart, kidney, liver and blood disorders; neurological and neuromuscular disorders or weakened immune systems may have more severe illness from the flu.
If you suspect you have the flu, antiviral medication such as Tamiflu can help decrease the severity and/or length of the illness. This is a prescription medication that must be obtained from a health care provider.
It cannot be stressed enough to wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face with your hands.