Flu season is underway, and widespread influenza-like illness (ILI) is being reported across New York State. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year. The vaccine protects against the three flu viruses research indicates will cause the most illness during the upcoming season.*
Because of the high incidence of ILI currently occurring statewide and locally, Stony Brook University Hospital is encouraging visitors who may be experiencing ILI not to visit their loved ones in the hospital until they are healthy. Flu-like symptoms include fever, cough and/or sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches and chills.
This web site is designed to answer questions about Stony Brook University's proactive response to the influenza virus. Please use the links in the left menu to learn more about how to protect yourself, and what to do if you believe you have the virus.
Vaccination is the best protection against the flu. Stony Brook Medicine's HealthConnect® can assist you if you wish to get the vaccination by referring you to a provider in your area. Call HealthConnect® at (631) 444-4000 or visit your physician or local pharmacy.
Stony Brook students, faculty and staff can view a schedule of on-campus flu shot clinics here or by clicking "Get Vaccinated" on the left.