Flu Precautions

Summer is not usually flu season in Boston, but you should take care anyway.

Please follow these recommendations to stay healthy:

  1. Wash your hands often. Use warm water and soap or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  2. Avoid touching your face. This can transfer germs from your hands to your eyes, nose and mouth.
  3. If you cough or sneeze, use a paper tissue or your sleeve. Do not cough or sneeze into your hands.
  4. Get a flu vaccine. The Student Health Service has flu vaccines for students. If you have the BU Health Insurance, the flu vaccine is free. If you don’t have the BU Health Insurance, the price is $30. Check with your insurance company to see if they will pay the $30. A vaccine especially for the H1N1 “Swine” Flu will be available in the fall.

If you get sick and you think you have the flu, take your temperature. flu fever is over 38C (100.4F)