There is still time for employees and their spouses to get a free flu shot through Human Resources' faculty and staff flu vaccine program. The final four flu vaccine clinics for the season will be offered during the weeks of Nov. 7 and 14 at University Park.
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is partnering with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to launch the 2016 “Stopping the Flu Starts with You” campaign.
The annual faculty and staff flu vaccine program, sponsored by Human Resources has kicked off its fall schedule.
As flu season approaches, medical experts have some new recommendations – along with some old standards – on how to reduce your chances of getting sick.
The Employee Benefits Division of the Office of Human Resources has announced that registrations for faculty and staff flu vaccine clinics are now open. The vaccines are free for any Penn State employee, including full-time, part-time and wage employees, regardless of participation in the Penn State Highmark health plan.
More than 170 volunteers from the Department of Nursing and across Penn State Hershey Medical Center, including the Nittany Lion, distributed more than 2,000 free flu shots to the community during two Saturday drive-thru flu shot clinics on Oct. 17 and 24.
Fever, chills and body aches? Runny nose, sore throat or cough? If you’re feeling under the weather, visit the University Health Services Influenza website for tips on managing your symptoms, advice on when to seek medical evaluation and directions for how to make an appointment.
Every year at this time, we hear it's time to get the flu shot. After last year's vaccine missed the mark, how does the Center for Disease Control regain the public's confidence that their predictions will hold up this year? With the facts.
Joy and goodwill aren’t the only things we start spreading to friends, family, colleagues -- even strangers -- this time of year. Late fall and early winter also signal the start of annual spread of the influenza virus.
This flu season, 14 patients at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center have required a form of advanced medical intervention reserved for critically ill patients.
In the latest edition of the Sound Health podcast from Penn State Hershey Medical Center, learn about the various types of influenza, the importance of getting the flu vaccine, flu symptoms and treatment.
There was a time when there were two choices when it came to flu shots: get vaccinated or not. This year, drug companies are not only offering the vaccine in multiple forms, they are also offering multiple vaccines.
During cold and flu season, most of us will inevitably experience one or more acute illness. Fortunately, most acute problems are treatable without hospital admission. With that in mind, doctors say it is important to seek care in the proper place for the best possible treatment, outcome, cost and satisfaction.
Hospitals, including Penn State Hershey Medical Center, are seeing a high volume of flu cases. Dr. Glenn Geeting, an emergency medicine physician at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, said while this year's flu strain is becoming more prevalent, it does not seem to be any more severe than previous years."