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NMU Health Center reminds students to stay safe during flu season

NMU Health Center reminds students to stay safe during flu season

Joad Blaauw-Hara, Contributing Writer November 18, 2021

Flu season is here and the NMU Health Center is here to help. Amidst the pandemic, Christopher Kirkpatrick, Health Center medical director, reminds students how to stay safe during the flu and cold season.  In...

Opinion—In a pandemic-fatigued society, flu season arrives all the same

Opinion—In a pandemic-fatigued society, flu season arrives all the same

Nicholas Conroy, Copy Editor November 4, 2021
The concept of two viral illnesses going around at once is scary, yes, but we know the best ways to deal with both. Remain vigilant and take action to protect yourself. Rinse. Repeat. We are all well-seasoned health safety veterans at this point.

How to avoid the flu this season

Sophie Hillmeyer February 8, 2018

Influenza—the flu—has been widespread across the country this year, and that includes NMU’s campus. Since the beginning of the winter semester, many students have come down with Type A influenza...

Importance of flu vaccines: Moral obligation to protect others

Zac Cogley February 21, 2013

With much debate continuing to focus on the merits of getting vaccinated against the flu, here is something to consider: refusing to get vaccinated might be morally wrong. I’ve recently become convinced...

Vielmetti gears up to fight flu season

Jenean Zahran September 20, 2012

With flu season just around the corner, doctors are urging people of all ages to get vaccinated with a seasonal flu shot. At NMU, the Vielmetti Health Center is planning to have three clinic days for...

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