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UNI Student Health Clinic
How to stay healthy….get a flu shot!
The Center for Disease Control recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. Flu vaccination provides protection against the influenza strains contained in the vaccine that will last for the whole season. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for your body to develop an immune response. Get vaccinated now so that you will be protected when flu season begins. In the United States, influenza season usually begins in October and can last until May.
If you would like to get a flu shot please check with the area pharmacy's to see if they have vaccines available. The Student Health Clinic has adminstered all of the flu vaccines we had for this flu season.
How to prevent the spread of the flu and colds
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away after you use it.
- If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not into your hands.
- Avoid touching your hands to your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Do not share food, drinks, eating utensils, or lip balm.
- Avoid close contact with people who have flu symptoms.
- Frequently clean your living and working quarters. Frequently clean commonly-used surfaces such as doorknobs, refrigerator handles, remote controls, computer keyboards, countertops, faucet handles and bathroom areas.
Know the symptoms of the flu
What to do if you have the flu
When should I call my doctor?
In most cases, you don’t need to see your doctor when you have the flu. However, if you have any of the symptoms below. Students can call the UNI Student Health Clinic and speak with a nurse at 319-273-5161 or after hours, contact Nurse-on-Call at 319-272-2600.