H1N1 Flu Update #7

November 4, 2009
Update #7

As part of the Crisis Committee’s effort to keep you informed on the latest developments and information, here is another H1N1 Flu Update. In Issue #7 you will find information on the following areas:

  • Shoo the Flu at CU Clinic for Students Today
  • Douglas County H1N1 Vaccination Clinics
  • H1N1 Flu Impact on Campus

We encourage you to check the University’s emergency preparedness site at http://www.creighton.edu/emergencypreparedness/ or call the H1N1 Campus Information Line at 280-1800 for updates.

Tanya Winegard
Crisis Response Planning Committee Chair


Shoo the Flu at CU Clinics

There will be a free Shoo the Flu at CU Clinic for full‐time students today, November 4, 2009, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Skutt Student Center, room 104 and from 3 – 6 p.m. in Harper Center, room 1034. Both seasonal vaccine and H1N1 vaccine are available while supplies last. Students should come with their student ID.

Douglas County H1N1 Vaccination Clinics

As reported in national and local news, the production and distribution of the H1N1 vaccine has been slower than expected. At Creighton approximately 600 students have received the H1N1 vaccine, as well as many of the employees the health care clinics and the child development center. Because we have not yet received large quantities of H1N1 vaccine on campus, we want to make you aware of three free Douglas County Health Department H1N1 Vaccination Clinics in the Omaha Community.

Date

Location

Time

Thurs., Nov 5, 2009

First United Methodist Church 7020 Cass Street

9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tues., Nov 10, 2009

Burke High School ‐ Public Clinic 12200 Burke Blvd

4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Thurs., Nov 12, 2009

Benson High School ‐ Public Clinic 5120 Maple Street

4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The clinics serve the target groups designated by the Centers for Disease Control. They are:

  • Pregnant women
  • Children from 6 months to 24 years of age
  • People who live with, or care for, children younger than 6 months of age
  • People between the ages of 25 years and 64 years with chronic health conditions
  • Healthcare and emergency services personnel

If you plan to attend one of these free clinics go to the Douglas County Health Department’s website, http://www.douglascountyhealth.com/disease/Swine_flu/Clinic_index.php, to download the H1N1 Influenza Information/Consent Form.

H1N1 Flu Impact on Campus

Many in our community have inquired about the number of students that have been ill with the H1N1 flu, so here is what we know about students with flu‐like illness. Since the beginning of the academic year until fall break Health Services has advised 108 students to socially isolate, and of those students 52 tested positive for Influenza A. We presume these students had the H1N1 flu, but cannot confirm that they had the H1N1 flu because the CDC stopped testing every person that went to his/her health care provider with flu‐like illnesses late this summer.