-- Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's the peak of flu
season, and not being vaccinated can be risky for college students,
a doctor warns.
"Although college students generally are very healthy, living in close proximity to one another and attending large classes gives them more exposure to contagious viruses such as the flu," Dr. Susan Even, executive director of the student health center at the University of Missouri, said in a university news release.
Fewer than half of Americans have received a flu shot, according
to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Even outlined other ways -- in addition to getting a flu shot --
that college students can protect themselves and others from the
Even said school officials can help prevent the spread of the
flu in several ways. They include:
The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about
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