Flu Prevention

How to #StopTheSpread:

  • Receive the flu vaccine annually.  Flu shots are available on campus for students, faculty, and staff, while supplies last.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often for at LEAST 20 seconds each time or use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow instead of the air or your hands
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluid
  • Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick
  • Stay home from work and/or school if you are feeling sick
  • Follow these nutrition tips to help boost your immune system, including boosting your immunity by increasing your Vitamin A and C intake.

Is it a Cold or is it the Flu?

The major difference between the a cold and the flu is that a flu is accompanied by a high-grade fever and body aches,  while those with a common cold will experience milder symptoms. Below is a table of symptoms for both illnesses.  Remember to consult your healthcare provider if you are experiencing symptoms, so he/she can provide with appropriate guidance.


Signs and Symptoms Influenza (Flu) Cold
Symptom onset Abrupt Gradual
Fever High Low or None
Aches Severe Slight
Chills Fairly Common Uncommon
Fatigue/Weakness Usual Sometimes
Sneezing Sometimes Common
Stuffy Nose Sometimes Common
Sore Throat Sometimes Common
Chest discomfort, cough Common Mild to moderate
Headache Very Common Sometimes

How we can help:

  • The Student Health Center Clinics Appointments provides the flu vaccine FREE for registered FIU Students, while supplies last. 
  • FIU Health provides flu shots to FIU staff, faculty, and the surrounding community. Please call (305) 348-DOCS (3627) for more information or to schedule an appointment.
  • The FIU Healthy Living Program provides preventative and complementary therapies such as aromatherapy and nutrition consultations. 


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