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Community Advisory | LMU is Monitoring Monkeypox in L.A. County, Risks Presently Low

LMU continues to monitor current conditions regarding monkeypox in L.A. County, and we remain in close contact with public health authorities. Presently, the risk of monkeypox remains low.

If you are a student and believe you have been exposed or are at risk for monkeypox, please isolate yourself, monitor your symptoms, and contact Student Health Services at 310.338.2881 (call SHS before arriving at the office) or your own healthcare provider. SHS provides education, care plans, and on-site testing for students should the need arise. Faculty and staff who believe they may have contracted monkeypox should isolate and call their primary care physician (call your doctor before arriving at their office). For more information and resources surrounding monkeypox symptoms, treatment, and vaccines, please refer to the CDC and L.A. County Public Health websites.

  • Flu season is Here, it is important that you be prepared. In addition to getting a flu shot, which is highly recommended, here are some other easy precautions to prevent infection:

    1. Get a flu shot
    2. Washing hands often and well
    3. Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer
    4. Covering coughs and sneezes
    5. Keeping one's distance from sick people

    Here are some reasons why getting the flu vaccine is highly recommended by the CDC:

    • Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine.
    • While there are many different flu viruses, a flu vaccine protects against the viruses that research suggests will be most common. (See Vaccine Virus Selection for this season's vaccine composition.)
    • Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations

    Read more from the CDC about flu prevention.

    To book your flu shot, call SHS at (310) 338-2881 or book an appointment online through the MyHealth Portal through MyLMU.