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MIT Flu Central

Updated September 5, 2014

MIT Medical's Flu Central website contains all the information you need to stay healthy during flu season—when and where to get your flu shot, how to avoid getting sick, and what to do if you think you have the flu.

Think you have the flu?

Common symptoms, self-isolation and treatment, when to seek medical help

Especially for students

If you're sick, if your roommate is sick, supplies to keep on hand


Find out when and where you can get your flu shot. Learn more about the 2014-15 flu vaccine and pneumococcus vaccine.

Faculty and staff

Learn how to handle student absences, read about employee leave policies, and more


Videos, posters, flyers, brochures

More flu information

CDC, resources in other languages

Avoid the Flu!

  1. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  2. Cover coughs and sneezes
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  4. Stay home if you are feeling sick
  5. Spread the word with these downloadable posters

MIT Flu Resources

MIT Flu Central


Snacks on a plane? Video with Dr. Howard Heller

Transcript available
View on MIT TechTV
More MIT Medical videos


Check the Flu FAQ or MIT Flu Central first. If you still have questions, use the form below*:

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* This form is not intended for specific medical questions. If you or other family members are ill and have concerns about symptoms, call MIT Medical at 617-253-4481, 24 hours a day.