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Top 3 things to know
- The flu vaccine is available at Pharmacy Health Services inside the V.B. Harrison Health Center on campus during regular hours of operation: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday. Employees can get a flu shot at Employee Health as well by calling (662) 915-6550. Seasonal influenza vaccinations are also available for children and qualifying adults at all Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) county health departments. To locate a county health department clinic in your area or for more information on flu, visit the MSDH website.
- The CDC released new guidance recently to update the definition of “close contact” as “someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.”
- Did you know that you can carry COVID-19 and infect others EVEN if you show no symptoms of the virus? Check your email for your invitation to get a free COVID-19 test for asymptomatic members of the university community through the Sentinel Testing Program. Testing is offered twice a week in the Ford Center media parking lot, where you can drive through or walk up to the testing area. Getting tested takes less than five minutes and results are usually available within a few hours.