H1N1 Influenza (Flu; Swine Flu)

H1N1 Vaccination Clinic Schedule for
Students, Employees & Dependents

Vaccinations are provided FREE to students, employees and dependents ages 10 and older. Currently, only the H1N1 flu shot is available.

Vaccinations are available by appointment at the Pharmaceutical Care Center
(334)844-4099

Why Get the H1N1 Vaccine? (Updated 11/13/2009)

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Update on Number of Doses Administered at Auburn University

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

Auburn University has been closely monitoring the H1N1 influenza outbreak and planning for the possibility of increased cases of the illness during the 2009-2010 academic year. From late August through mid-September, the Auburn University Medical Clinic consistently saw approximately 15-20 patients per day who were diagnosed with H1N1 flu. Since mid-September, the number of cases has significantly declined.  However, according to local medical professionals, a new outbreak of H1N1 on campus is likely after Thanksgiving and into the New Year.

We ask that members of our campus community follow these guidelines to help minimize the spread of influenza and other illnesses:

  • DO NOT attend work or classes if you have flu-like illness (fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue).  Limit interactions with other people, except to seek medical care, for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever, or signs of a fever, without the use of fever-reducing medicines.

  • Seek medical care at the Auburn University Medical Clinic to receive appropriate treatment and assist Auburn University with monitoring the severity of the flu on campus.  Those with underlying medical conditions that may put them at increased risk of severe illness from flu, are concerned about their illness, or develop severe symptoms such as increased fever, shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, or rapid breathing, should seek medical care promptly.

  • DO NOT use aspirin to treat fever.  Medical research indicates that use of aspirin to treat viral illnesses may lead to Reye's Syndrome, a very serious disease.  Use other fever-reducing medicines to treat fever and aches, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil).  Always consult your doctor if you are unsure what medication is safe to use.

  • Practice good hand hygiene.  Wash your hands frequently, especially after coughing or sneezing and before eating or drinking.  Use soap and water whenever possible, and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.  Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable.

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.  Use a tissue if available, and wash hands immediately afterward.  Otherwise, cough or sneeze into your sleeve.

  • Take good care of yourself.  Eat a healthy diet, drink lots of non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated fluids, and get plenty of rest.  Keeping your body healthy reduces your chances of getting sick.
For more specific information on Auburn University's response to the H1N1 influenza outbreak, please visit our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page regularly. This is information is being updated regularly as new information is available.

 

Last Updated: Sept. 29, 2010

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