H1N1 Influenza UpdateFeb. 4, 2010
Students, faculty and staff can get free H1N1 vaccinations at Decker Student Health Services Center
Students, faculty and staff can now visit the Decker Student Health Services Center to receive their free H1N1 vaccination by appointment. Call Health Services at 607-777-2221 for an appointment. Individuals should bring a completed vaccine consent form and photo ID with them. The vaccine consent form can be downloaded from the H1N1 updates page.
Binghamton University continues to monitor the H1N1 Influenza outbreak and flu stations remain operational in all of the residence halls. Students can refill hand sanitizer and pick up packs of tissues, tempa dots (for quick verification of fever), masks and alcohol wipes at the flu stations in the resident assistant offices.The provost has asked also faculty to be accommodating of those students who fall ill by modifying their attendance procedures if they normally require written verification of illnesses.
Good health habits such as self-isolation when symptoms occur, hand washing, and covering one’s mouth and nose when coughing are very important. With incidents of the disease likely to affect students, faculty and staff over many weeks, faculty are encouraged to consider ways that students can complete their work at any time during the semester either online or through e-mail.
Students are encouraged to call the Decker Student Health Services Center at 607-777-2221 and report if they develop a fever or are concerned whether they are ill with 2009 H1N1 Influenza
H1N1 — Swine Flu Virus Update
Free H1N1 flu immunization clinics were held October 26-28 and Nov. 3. Additional clinics will be scheduled as necessary, dependent upon vaccine supply. Any upcoming clinics will be publicized on B-line and this update page.
If this year’s flu season becomes more severe, additional steps may be needed to prevent the spread of the virus. These steps will be communicated to students, faculty and staff as necessary.
All students have access to flu stations in the resident assistant offices of their residence halls. From 8 p.m. to midnight each day, students can get alcohol wipes, tempa dots to check for fever, tissue packs, refills for hand sanitizer and masks to prevent the spread of germs.
Students are encouraged to visit the Decker Student Health Services Center if they are ill; Health Services is open Monday through Friday. Walk-in care is provided from 8 to 11 a.m. and appointments are available from 1 to 3:45 p.m. For more information, visit the Decker Student Health Services Center website or call 607.777.2221.
If you or your student is participating in a study-abroad program, contact the Office of International Programs at 607.777.2336 for additional information. You may also visit the Centers for Disease Control travel page for health information for students studying abroad.
For the most up-to-date information on flu, visit www.flu.gov, or call 1.800.CDC.INFO (1.800.232.4636).
We will communicate updates or changes in status or strategies to prevent the spread of flu on campus as necessary via this website, as well as through Dateline and B-line, text messaging, Facebook, electronic message boards, campus cable, voicemail and the BU Alert Line (607.777.7700).