Student Health Center medical providers are seeing a number of students with upper respiratory illnesses with symptoms including fever, congestion, sore throat, cough and body aches that are not strep and mono. These are viral illnesses, so no antibiotics are required. There is no way to identify them as the enterovirus that has been featured on the news. We are not seeing influenza (flu) as yet.
Seek health care for fevers over 100 degrees F, persistent sore throat, persistent headache, coughing, any chest pain or significant mucus production or wheezing. Call first to Student Health (882-7481) during open hours or seek care at urgent care or the HyVee Quick Clinics.
Use prevention measures – frequent use of hand sanitizers and basic respiratory precautions (cough into sleeve, discard tissues properly and wash hands or use sanitizer) and stay home if uncontrolled coughing.
Free* flu shots will be available in early October at Student Health or through campus flu clinics. (*flu vaccine costs are covered in the pre-paid health fee)
2014-15 Flu Information
There are 4 ways to get your FREE* flu shot this year:
1. During your appointment at the Student Health Center