Life is busy.
Between classes, rehearsals, performances, and hanging out with friends, there's always a lot to do. It's easy to forget about your health. NEC has resources to keep you healthy and enhance your academic achievement and performance excellence.
Flu Shot Clinic
Seasonal flu is just around the corner and the single most effective way to protect yourself, and everyone else on campus, is to get a flu shot!
Public health officials in Massachusetts have taken a strong stance on the importance of vaccination by mandating influenza vaccination for all children 6 months of age or older who are attending Massachusetts childcare, pre-school, K-12, and colleges and universities. The new vaccine requirement is cited as “an important step to reduce flu-related illness and the overall impact of respiratory illness during the COVID-19 pandemic”. Students will be expected to receive a flu vaccine by December 31, 2020 for the 2020-2021 influenza season, unless either a medical or a religious exemption is provided.
Getting a flu vaccine during this flu season is more important than ever. Although the flu vaccine will not protect you from COVID-19, it will protect your family, your community and yourself from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also save medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients while reducing strain on our healthcare system.
Sign up for your seasonal flu shot HERE. You may also call the NEC Health and Counseling Center at 617-585-1284 to schedule an appointment if you are unable to attend one of our scheduled flu clinics.