H1N1 Campus Health Bulletin


Date of Alert: August 2009

What's Going On? Preparing for the H1N1 virus and the Start of Classes

Welcome Back! As classes begin on our campus, H1N1 (formerly known as the swine flu) is continuing to be of concern across the nation. The start of the fall semester brings many people together onto campus—from all over the country and around the world—and this is a good time to remind everyone about the H1N1 virus.

What should I do about H1N1?

Creighton University is concerned about your health and safety and reminds you there are simple actions you can take. This is a good time to remember to wash your hands frequently, invest in an alcohol gel and hand sanitizers, cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing and be sure to get plenty of rest.

H1N1 Flu symptoms include, but are not limited to, the following:  fever, coughing, headache, lethargy, body aches, nausea, vomiting or sore throat.  If you experience these symptoms, Creighton students should contact the Center for Health & Counseling on the first floor of the Harper Center or their family physician. Faculty and staff are advised to contact their family physician.

The University provides updates and the latest CDC information on its H1N1 section of the emergency preparedness site at http://www.creighton.edu/emergencypreparedness/.

What should I do about the "seasonal" flu?

"Shoo the Flu at CU" is our new, FREE campaign and provides FREE seasonal flu vaccine to all full-time students at Creighton University.  You can find information and dates on "Shoo the Flu at CU" by visiting our website at http://www.creighton.edu/chc/.

For more information, please contact:

Center for Health & Counseling
Division of Student Services
Harper Center #1034
402.280.2735 voice
402.280.1859 fax