H1N1 FLU INFORMATION


 

Welcome to a New Year

August 4th, 2011

Hello, welcome back to returning students and welcome to new students. We hope you have had a wonderful, restful and healthy summer, it sure went by quickly. We want to remind you that Health Services is open Monday through Friday 8:30am- 4:30pm and Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm. Whether you are not feeling well, have a medical question, or want to meet to discuss wellness please reach out to us.

We have an instant messaging system in place called "Ask a Nurse Practitioner" that can be found on our web page. This instant messaging system is available during operational hours so you can anonymously communicate with a Nurse Practitioner.

Also, please "like us" on Facebook and read our Health Alerts and Blogs regularly.  We will be available at our satellite location in the Rotunda  every Wednesday from 10am-12pm. You can stop by to ask a question, make an appointment, or pick up a needed medical supply or medication such as cough drops or a bandaid. Each week there will be a health related theme, educational materials and freebies will be available.

 Flu vaccination clinics are scheduled for Wednesday, September 28th 12pm-2pm and Wednesday, October 5th 4pm-7pm. There will be many more reminders to follow. Lastly, please look for all of the health related programs coming up this fall, as well as let us know of a need for a certain program you may have. So here we go!


Flu Shots

October 8th, 2010

Health Services has retained Flu Vaccine from the Wellness Company to have in Health Services for those who were unable to attend the Flu Clinics that were offered. You may call Health Services to make an appointment. You must bring your insurance card with you. Some insurances are accepted by the Wellness company. If you do not have an insurance they accept the cost is $20.00 cash or check. Remember the flu vaccine is a combined vaccine H1N1 and seasonal Flu. It is highly reccomended that you take advantage of this protection.

Flu Shot Clinic

September 30th, 2010

Flu shots will be offered to students, faculty, and staff this year by The Wellness Company. The dates and times are as follows

 Students can register for the flu shot by going to www.thewellcomp.com


ATTENTION! Flu vaccine clinic

February 9th, 2010

Due to the predicted snowstorm for tomorrow, February 10th, the wellness company has asked that we reschedule the flu clinic that was planned for tomorrow. It will be rescheduled for Thursday February 18th 10:00am-2:00pm in Salmanson. The H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccine will be available at that time. Thank you for your understanding.

Flu Vaccine Clinic for Students

January 27th, 2010

We are pleased to offer another H1N1 and seasonal flu injectible vaccine clinic. If you have not gotten the vaccine here is another opportunity at Bryant.

BRYANT UNIVERSITY STUDENT EVENT

WHEN: FEBRUARY 18TH 10:00AM-2:00PM

WHERE: SALMANSON DINING HALL

WHO: AGES 18 AND OLDER

COST: STUDENTS 24 YEARS AND YOUNGER - NO CHARGE

REGISTER ONLINE AT: WWW.THEWELLCOMP.COM

                                                 CLICK: REGISTER NOW

                                                 CLICK: H1N1-COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY

                                                 LOGIN: BRYANTH

PLEASE REMEMBER PRINT FORM AND BRING IT WITH YOU TO THE CLINIC


Welcome Back Semester 2

January 22nd, 2010

Health Services would like to welcome you all back after a nice long break. Our hope is that you had a chance to get some much needed rest, relaxation, good food, exercise and are ready to return for a healthy semester. If you were not able to take advantage of the H1N1 Vaccine clinics we had last semester hopefully you were able to get it while you were home.

The Rhode Island Department of Health wants to remind everyone not to become complacent with the threat of H1N1. They are expecting the virus to make a large appearance in the Spring. We are reminded that prevention is the best way to stay healthy. You all did such a great job with this last semester, let us all continue.

Remember:

Wash your hands constantly

Sneeze or cough into your elbow

Disgard used tissue

Do not drink out of others glasses, water bottles

If you have a fever or flu symptoms call Health Services 232-6220

If you are ill do not go into crowds or be around others

Eat well, sleep well and stay away from sick people

Get vaccinated

Remind friends of all of the above

Welcome Back!


H1N1 Vaccine

January 11th, 2010

Free local H1N1 vaccine clinics open to the public:

1/16/10 Saturday at the Burrillville High School 9:00Am-1Pm

1/30/10 Saturday at the Smithfield Highschool 10:00 Am- 5:50 pm

Other availability in our area is local pharmacies CVS, Walgreens at a charge of $13-$18

For more information 401-222-8022


Staying well through the holidays

December 22nd, 2009

     The semester has come to a close. Thank you to all for your wonderful cooperation through the semester. Because of your diligent prevention techniques and attention to advice and recomendations, the outbreak of H1N1 was contained as much as possible on our campus. As you head home or away on vacation please remember to continue the prevention routines. Get plenty of well needed rest. Good nutrition and outdoor exercise routines can be fun and healthy. Continue constant handwashing and avoiding touching your face. When at all possible stay away from ill people.  If you become ill stay home until you are well. It you are traveling watch for travel advisories in that area for flu out breaks. While at home, if you did not take advantage of the H1N1 vaccine here on campus, get the vaccine at home. The CDC is expecting another surge of the H1N1 illness in the Spring. Also as you return to campus it will be the time that the seasonal flu will also be breaking out. If at all possible please get your vaccinations before returning to campus. The vaccines will not be available here on campus when you return.

     Have a wonderful, happy, healthy break.

    


Did You Get Your H1N1 Vaccine?

December 17th, 2009

H1N1 vaccine available in Health Services. You may walk in anytime Thursday or Friday for the vaccine. It is free! After tomorrow, December 18th, the remaining doses will be picked up by the Department of Health. This will be your last opportunity. Remember, the outbreak of H1N1 flu is not over! Protect yourself!

Last Chance for now!

December 14th, 2009

Tomorrow, Tuesday December 15th Health services will be available in the Rotunda with H1N1 Flu vaccine from 10:00am-2:00 pm. Hopefully this will be convenient for you as you pass through to finals or head to Salmo. Please take this last opportunity to protect yourself before leaving to go home or abroad for break. This is free.

As you do head home please rest, eat well, and continue all the prevention methods you have been doing here. Do not visit friends or go to social gatherings if you are ill. Carry purell with you. Do not share glasses or cups. Avoid hugging ill people even if you are so happy to see them.  Keep updated with the health reports on the news. Enjoy your break and come back rested and healthy.