(last updated 01/09/2013)
Still want to get a flu shot? Student Health services has administered all of their flu vaccine but several local pharmacies and doctor offices still have seasonal flu vaccine available. Check out Flu Shot Finder at flushot.healthmap.org/ to find local pharmacies providing flu shots or check with your primary care provider.
Remember, the flu vaccine will not prevent illness caused by other viruses. It takes about 2 weeks for protection to develop after the vaccine. Protection lasts about a year.
Influenza can occur at any time, but most influenza occurs from November through May. In recent seasons, most infections have occurred in January and February. Getting vaccinated in December or even later will still be beneficial in most years.
The weather is hot, hot, hot, so why worry about the flu? You just never know when it can hit!
Keep the “Flu Bug” from interfering with your plans! Fight back with 4 simple steps:
•Wash your hands! Proper Handwashing is the number one way to prevent the spread of disease.
•Cover that cough! Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue – not your hands- and throw used tissues away.
•Stay Healthy! Eat a Balanced Diet, drink plenty of Water, and get plenty of Rest and Exercise.
If you are not feeling well or think you might have the flu, please call Student Health at (316) 978-3620.
If you have questions regarding Influenza on campus, please don't hesitate to call Student Health. We will be happy to answer questions you may have. Our phone number is (316) 978-3620.
We would like to address how we plan to care for you as you begin classes. Please take a look at the procedures that SHS has laid out for the preparation and management in the event of pandemic influenza at Wichita State University.
This protocol outlines the management of any Influenza strain in the event sustained human-to-human transmission results in an epidemic or pandemic.
Pandemic Influenza Plan