H1N1 Flu Information for USF Faculty and Staff
H1N1 Vaccinations for Faculty and Staff
Beat the Next Flu Wave! Be Prepared. Be Protected. Be Vaccinated.
The H1N1 vaccination clinic will be administered in University Center, Parina Lounge (3rd floor) on following dates and times:
Tuesday, February 2 from 8 AM - 1 PM
Wednesday, February 3 from 10 AM - 2 PM
Thursday, February 4th from 12 Noon to 5 PM
Please visit the following link to schedule your appointment. http://www.maximhealthsystems.com/pickatime/?id=380. Everyone is eligible to get the vaccine. Families of USF students and employees are also welcome to get vaccine.
The cost is $15 dollars. Dondollars, cash and checks are accepted. Please make your check payable to Maxim Health Systems.
For more information, students can contact HPS at 415.422.5797 and faculty/staff can call Well Life Program at 415.422.2442.
If you are sick with the flu, below are some tips on how to take care of yourself and to keep others healthy:
- Know the signs and symptoms of flu. Symptoms of flu include fever or chills and cough or sore throat. In addition, symptoms of flu can include runny nose, body aches, headache, tiredness, diarrhea, or vomiting.
- Stay home or at your place of residence if you are sick for at least 24 hours after there is no longer a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius) or signs of a fever (have chills, feel very warm, have a flushed appearance, or are sweating). This should be determined without the use of fever-reducing medications (any medicine that contains ibuprofen or acetaminophen). Staying away from others while sick can prevent others from getting sick too. Ask a roommate or friend to check up on you and to bring you food and supplies if needed.
- Cover you mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Sick people should stay at home or in their residence, except to go to the health care provider’s office.
- Stay in a separate room and avoid contact with others. If someone is caring for you, wear a mask, if available and tolerable, when they are in the room.
- Drink plenty of clear fluids (such as water, broth, sports drinks, and electrolyte beverages for infants) to keep from becoming dehydrated.
- Contact your health care provider or institution’s health services if you are at higher risk for complications from flu for treatment. People at higher risk for flu complications include children under the age of 5 years, pregnant women, people of any age who have chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), and people age 65 years and older.
- Contact a healthcare provider right away if you are having difficulty breathing or are getting worse.