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?

The CDC recommends that people with flu-like illness remain at home and away from other people until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius) or signs of a fever (have chills, feel very warm, have a flushed appearance, or are sweating). This should be determined without the use of fever-reducing medications, which means any medicine that contains ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

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.