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Show your health insurance card to get a free flu shot

Through the Affordable Care Act, your insurance covers the flu shot without any pocket cost when you go 
to an in-network provider. 

Duane Reade - 200 East 23rd Street (Second Avenue and 23rd Street)
For those who do not have insurance, the vaccine is available for $21 if you show your SVA ID card at this location only. 

Duane Reade - 71 West 23rd Street (Sixth Avenue and West 23rd Street)

For those who do not have insurance, the vaccine is available for $32.

MedRite Urgent Walk-In - 380 Second Avenue (Second Avenue and 22nd Street)

For those who do not have insurance, the vaccine is available for $20 if you show your SVA ID card.

Walgreens -  33 East 23rd Street (Park Avenue and 23rd Street) 

For those who do not have insurance, the vaccine is available for $32.

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE FLU

Flu and other respiratory illness spread from person to person when an infected person coughs, 
sneezes or touches a surface that is then touched by others.

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PREVENTION 

To avoid respiratory illness and stay healthy during flu season and throughout the year, we ask 
you to consider these guidelines:

1. Wash your hands regularly with soap and                     4. Do not kiss, hug, or share food, drinks, utensils,
    warm water for 20 seconds. Hand sanitizer                        or cigarettes with someone who is sick.
    with at least 60% alcohol can be helpful when
    hand washing is not a viable option.                                  5. Clean frequently touched surfaces, including doorknobs.

2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth,              6. Support and encourage SVA students, staff, and
    especially if your hands are unwashed.                                 faculty who have a fever to stay home.
                                                                            
3. Avoid smoking and exposure to secondhand              7. Get a flu shot.
     smoke.

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HOW DO I KNOW I'M SICK?                     
  • Symptoms of respiratory illness may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, as well as body and muscle aches. 
  • There is no specific medical treatment for people with respiratory illness. 
  • Rest, over-the-counter medicines and other self-care methods may help you to feel better.                              

IF YOU GET SICK...

  • Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or by coughing into the inside of your elbow. 
  • Stay home from school/work for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine (E.g. acetaminophen, ibuprofen.)

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RESOURCES

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a great resource in understanding influenza and in providing education to help minimize the spread of influenza on campus and in your home. For important information, please click here.


For "Instructions for Persons with Fever and Cough to Reduce Spread of Influenza in the Home," click here.

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