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Migrants should receive vaccines

By Alicia LaRouech | September 2, 2019

Denying people access to vaccinations is insensitive and unjustifiable, as well as dangerous.Migrant children detained at the border will not be receiving vaccinations, according to an August 2019 statement from Customs and Border Protection.During the...

Flu season hits hard

By Lindsey Salvatelli | February 1, 2018

The 2017-2018 flu season has caused more Illinois residents to seek medical attention compared to the previous season.The Illinois Department of Public Health, which tracks the outbreaks of communicable diseases, has seen an increase in the number of...

Don’t go to class if you have a cold

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 5, 2013

It looks like the cold has set in for good, as have sniffles and sore throats in classrooms.Students, take these symptoms as a warning sign: When you get sick, stay home from class.​ Not only is it important to get your rest as soon and often as possible,...

Influenza vaccine is now available

By Jessi Haish | January 15, 2013

The 2012-2013 influenza vaccine is available at NIU Health Services. No appointment is necessary; flu shots are available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Shots cost $23. Health Services is located on the corner of Lucinda Avenue and Wirtz Drive....

Simple steps to avoid flu, options available

By Northern Star Staff | October 11, 2012

Public Health Administrator Jane Lux said in a press release that she recommends an annual flu vaccination for everyone 6 months and older as the single best way to protect against influenza. In addition, everyone should practice the three C’s: cover...

Why flu shots may not be worth the risk

Why flu shots may not be worth the risk

By Kathryn Minniti | January 25, 2011

At the start of the "flu season," everyone starts to rush off to receive their flu shots. However, when going through the positive and negative effects experienced by those who choose to get the flu shot, it is hard to believe that they are actually worth...