Additional resources on the flu for students
In an effort to help preserve the well-being of the Ohio University community, the content of this site provides answers to frequently asked questions about the influenza virus and the University's response to it.
I live on campus. What should I do if I get sick?
I'm OK, but my roommate is sick. What should I do?
- Step one: Encourage your roommate to seek medical attention.
- Step two: Clean your room or house by wiping down surfaces commonly touched by both roommates.
- Step three: If you live on campus, inform your Resident Assistant (RA) or Residential Coordinator (RC) that your roommate is sick.
- Step four: Help your roommate select a "flu buddy" who can help by delivering dining hall sick meals (or cook, if you live off campus) and other personal needs.
Where can I get the flu vaccine?
Ohio University students can receive the flu vaccine from the Campus Care Clinic. The vaccine costs $25. For information or to ask questions, call the Campus Care Clinic at (740) 593-1660.
Many local pharmacies offer low-cost flu vaccines. Check with your pharmacy.
The Athens City-County Health Department offers free flu vaccines by appointment at its office on West Union Street next to the fairgrounds. Call (740) 592-4331 for information or to make an appointment. If you are covered by health insurance, take that information with you.