Flu Virus Information

STOP! DID YOU WASH YOUR HANDS?

 FLU PREVENTION

  • Getting vaccinated for seasonal flu is the best prevention strategy.

All Valparaiso University students, faculty and staff are eligible to receive a flu shot at the University Health Center.

As always, no appointment is necessary. The cost is $20.00.

Valparaiso University employees (faculty and staff) and all students...

“Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness”

     FLU SYMPTOMS:

  • FEVER                    
  • COUGH
  • SORE THROAT
  • BODY ACHES
  • HEADACHE
  • CHILLS
  • FATIGUE

    PREVENT THE SPREAD:

  • Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available.
  • Practice respiratory etiquette by covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Use antibacterial wipes to frequently clean work area surfaces.
  • If you happen to get the flu, isolate yourself from other people as much as possible until you are fever free for at least 24 hours.

 

www.valpo.edu/healthcenter/flu            www.cdc.gov/flu