Stop! Did You Wash Your Hands?


Getting vaccinated for seasonal flu is the best prevention strategy.

All Valparaiso University students, faculty, and staff are eligible to receive a flu shot at the University Health Center.

As always, no appointment is necessary.

Valparaiso University employees (faculty and staff) and all students…

Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness.


  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Fatigue


  • Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available.
  • Practice respiratory etiquette by covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Use antibacterial wipes frequently to clean work area surfaces.
  • If you happen to get the flu, isolate yourself from other people as much as possible until you are fever-free for at least 24 hours
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