Student Health Services
City College of San Francisco Student Health Services promotes student success and the wellbeing of the whole student: physically, mentally and socially. Student Health Services strives to provide high quality, accessible and culturally responsive health care.
About the flu
Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused byinfluenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.
5 steps to take if you get the flu
- Stay at home and rest.
- Avoid close contact with well people in your house so you won’t make them sick.
- Drink plenty of water and other clear liquids to prevent fluid loss (dehydration).
- Treat fever and cough with medicines you can buy at the store.
- If you get very sick or are pregnant or have a medical condition that puts you at higher risk of flu complications (like asthma...), call your doctor. You might need antiviral medicine to treat flu.
Please visit the Health Center if you would like a flu shot
$15 for students and $20 for staff