Flu Prevention and Preparedness

Vaccine Information

Last updated: 2:00 pm, August 25, 2010

Update on Penn’s Influenza Prevention and Preparedness-September 2010


Influenza is a serious contagious respiratory illness that can lead to hospitalization and even death. Penn encourages everyone to take preventative measures such as covering coughs or sneezes with your elbow instead of your hands and washing your hands often with soap and water or alcohol based sanitizers. Penn students should visit Student Health Service for information regarding seasonal flu vaccine availability. Staff and faculty should look for announcements about Health Promotion and Wellness from Human Resources regarding the seasonal flu vaccine program.




Vaccination is one of the most important measures you can take to protect yourself, your family, your friends, and the Penn Community.




"Baby Be Wise--Immunize!"

University of Pennsylvania Health System presents "Baby Be Wise--Immunize!", a flu immunization promotional video starring the staff and employees of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Filmed in Philadelphia, PA. Be sure to watch in high quality!!

Original lyrics by Mel Kearney RN and Ryan A. Leonard. Music performed by PennYo, Penn's Premier Chinese A Cappella Group. Music arranged by Douglas Tham. Based on David Tao's "Airport @ 10:30". Directed by Ryan A. Leonard. All rights reserved.

Links & Information

Penn Student Health Service

Office of International Programs

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Philadelphia Department of Public Health

World Health Organization


Emergency Closing Information

For emergency closing updates call the University Emergency Information line at 215-898-MELT.


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