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Student health

Fall is in full swing—and so is cold and flu season.

Student Health is here with a couple reminders about things your student can do to stay well—and stay in class—this semester.

You and your student can reduce your risk of influenza by getting a flu vaccine, washing hands frequently and avoiding others who are ill. You can likewise reduce others’ risks by covering your coughs and sneezes, and staying home when you are ill.

Fall break is a great time to get the flu vaccine. The Hy-Vee flu bus will also offer shots on campus 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 12 and 25. Students should look for the bus parked near Cochrane-Woods Library and have their insurance card and photo ID ready.

Even with every precaution, we know illnesses can still happen. That’s why Student Health has RN and APRN hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Encourage your student to visit us when they’re not feeling well.

They can schedule free appointments and explore our services here.

Be well!

Karri Ahlschwede



Karri Ahlschwede (RN, BSN) is NWU’s director of Student Health.