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H1N1 VIRUS

H1N1 Update

Betti Green

The entire Hubbs team has been working closely with the Ontario County Department of Health and the New York State Health Department to monitor changes in flu conditions and to establish protocols in the event that a flu outbreak does occur.

Recently, Coordinator of Medical Services Betti Green, RN-C, ANP sat down with us to give us the latest on H1N1 preparations on campus:

What can I do to help my child stay healthy? Encourage your student to eat well, get plenty of rest, and wash his or her hands regularly. You may also want to mail your child a flu preparation kit with a thermometer, acetaminophen or ibuprofen, bottled water, sports drinks, alcohol-based hand sanitizer and tissues.

Will HWS be offering flu vaccinations? A seasonal influenza vaccination clinic was offered to students September 16 and 17. Approximately 175 students were immunized. A second seasonal influenza vaccination clinic, hosted by HWS took place on October 1 at the Bristol Field House. Run by Ontario county Health Department, it offered seasonal influenza vaccination to students, staff, faculty and the Geneva community.

What should my student do if he or she has the flu? If your student develops a fever of 100 degrees or greater, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, vomiting or diarrhea, he or she should avoid large groups of people and make an appointment to visit Hubbs by calling (315) 781-4530. We will test your son or daughter for influenza A and, based on that, we will consider obtaining a viral culture for H1N1.

 

CONTACT

Hubbs Health Center

Hubbs Health Center
119 St. Clair Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Across the street from Smith Hall

Phone: (315) 781-3600
Fax: (315) 781-3802

CLINIC HOURS

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
CLOSED Saturdays
Sundays: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Students are seen by appointment only.
For an appointment please call the appointment line at (315) 781-4530