H1N1 Announcements and News

H1N1 Influenza:

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See also: Symptoms and Care

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H1N1 Vaccine Now Available at Student Health Services for Students, Faculty, and Staff

Email to campus community from Kenneth Snyder, Assistant Dean of Community Standards and Director of Campus Safety (sent 12/1)

Student Health Services has received additional supplies of the H1N1 vaccine and is now able to offer it to all students, faculty, and staff members. Vaccinations are available tomorrow and Thursday (December 2nd and 3rd) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There is no charge for the vaccinations.

Questions about this process may be directed to Student Health Services at extension 0220, or by email at .

 

H1N1 Vaccinations Available for Students This Friday, November 20th

Email to campus community from Kenneth Snyder, Assistant Dean of Community Standards and Director of Campus Safety (sent 11/19)

The Office of Student Health Services (SHS) still has approximately 100 doses of H1N1 vaccine available for students. SHS staff will be again be offering vaccinations for current Albion College students only this Friday afternoon, November 20, 2009, from 1:00 p.m.. to 4:00 p.m., or until all of the vaccine has been dispensed. There is no charge for the vaccination, but students must present their College ID card to receive the vaccine. Students: please be aware that there will be no walk-in hours at SHS Friday afternoon morning while vaccinations are being dispensed.

While SHS expects to receive more H1N1 vaccine from the Health Department in the future, at this time there is no firm date as to when vaccinations will be again available on campus. Future vaccination times will be announced when additional vaccine is received.

Questions about this process may be directed to Student Health Services at extension 0220, or by email at .

 

Limited Supply of H1N1 Vaccine Available for Students at Student Health Services

Email to campus community from Kenneth Snyder, Assistant Dean of Community Standards and Director of Campus Safety (sent 11/13)

The Office of Student Health Services (SHS) has received 200 doses of H1N1 vaccine from the Calhoun County Health Department. SHS staff will be offering vaccinations for current Albion College students only this Tuesday morning, November 17, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., or until all of the vaccine has been dispensed. There is no charge for the vaccination, but students must present their College ID card to receive the vaccine. Students: please be aware that there will be no walk-in hours at SHS Tuesday morning while vaccinations are being dispensed.

While SHS expects to receive more H1N1 vaccine from the Health Department in the future, at this time there is no firm date as to when vaccinations will be available on campus. Future vaccination times will be announced when additional vaccine is received.

Questions about this process may be directed to Student Health Services at extension 0220, or by email at .

 

Flu Cases Reported to Student Health Services

Email to campus community from Sally Walker, vice president for Student Affairs (sent 9/29)

According to Debra Pierce, MSN, RN, Director for Student Health Services (SHS), four cases of what is suspected to be Type A H1N1 influenza have been recently reported by students. Note that these cases have not been confirmed as H1N1. Pierce reports that symptoms have been relatively mild.

As a reminder, symptoms of the flu can include: fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. These symptoms can last 5-7 days. Anyone who thinks they may have the flu should stay home until their fever has been gone without medication for 24 hours. If you have a fever or are feeling very ill, self-isolate as much as possible (e.g., stay in your room or home from work, do not attend class, athletic practice and other activities). This proactive approach will promote the overall health of the campus community, so thank you in advance for your cooperation. Students can contact SHS at ext. 0220 to consult and for further information and assistance.

Students who are unable to attend required activities due to illness are expected to inform their teaching faculty, coach, athletic trainer, and/or on-campus work supervisor (as appropriate). Please note that class attendance and athletic event participation policies are set by individual teaching faculty and coaches, respectively, and these personnel should be consulted regarding absences from these activities.

Student Health Services continues to urge members of the community to be vigilant in promoting good health and hygiene, and stresses the importance of practicing good cough and sneeze etiquette by coughing or sneezing into a tissue (or if a tissue is unavailable, by covering your mouth with your upper arm), washing hands often with soap and warm water, and using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.