Posted on behalf of Health Services.
It’s that time of year again. We are well into the quarter and remember it takes a couple of weeks for the flu vaccine to give you the resistance. Planning ahead for the flu season is a good idea.
The next visit from Seattle Visiting Nurse Association is schedule for:
- Tuesday, November 3, 2015
4:30pm-6:00pm in SA, St. Helens room
Don’t forget to review the Patient Consent Form and Vaccine Information Statement (VIS). Completion of the Patient Consent form prior to the clinic helps for a smooth flow and decreased wait time. Lastly, here’s some promotional items on No More Excuses: You Need a Flu Vaccine and FLU F.A.C.T.S. t o be aware of.
If you are not using your insurance coverage they take only check or cash (28.00). For more information contact Julie French.
Flu season is here again, so make sure to don your NBC (nuclear, biological and chemical) gear before leaving the house!
Or, thanks to Julie French from Health Services, you can consider getting a flu shot right here on campus:
Seattle Visiting Nurse Association will be providing flu immunization for Green River affiliates this year in the St. Helens Room (SA Student Affairs and Success Center formerly known as the Lindbloom Center). The clinic is scheduled for:
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 8:00am – 10:00am & Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 4:30pm – 6:00pm
You can expect an email soon from Julie with the necessary Patient Consent forms, HIPPAA Notice of Privacy and other flu prevention materials.
Without insurance the fee is 28.00 cash or check.
If you are interested in learning more about the flu, the CDC has a ton of facts for curious readers and people who enjoy movies like Outbreak and Contagion.
Annually, the flu impacts workers in $16.3 billion in lost wages and $10.4 billion in medical bills, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Foundation. Approximately 60% of reported flu hospitalizations are adults 18 to 64 (the average age range of workers).
What can employees do to avoid spreading germs?
- Get vaccinated each year.
- Encourage others to get vaccinated.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home from work when you are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
Want to learn more?
Be sure to visit the CDC’s Flu Prevention Infographic for complete details on prevention, business challenges, business benefits, and action steps you can take now.