H1N1 at the University of Colorado at Boulder
For information on flu shots visit the Wardenburg Health Center Flu Vaccine Information Web site.
Officials at the University of Colorado at Boulder are continuously tracking H1N1 on campus.
To minimize the spread of flu and possible H1N1, all persons are advised to cover coughs and sneezes with a sleeve or a tissue that is immediately discarded. Wash hands frequently and use hand sanitizer. Do not share drinks, eating utensils, makeup or lip balm. Practice social distancing, staying 3 feet or more away from others, and get plenty of sleep (7 to 9 hours per night).
Those who are ill with flu-like symptoms should self-isolate until 24 hours or more of being fever-free without the help of fever-reducing medication.
Promptly seek medical care if you are in a high-risk group (with underlying health conditions such as diabetes, asthma or other lung condition; compromised immune system; pregnancy; or other) or if your condition worsens (shortness of breath, extremely high fever with headache, etc.).
H1N1 flu symptoms include a fever greater than 100.4˚F, runny nose, sore throat, cough, headache, body aches, chills, and occasionally, diarrhea and vomiting.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend that universities cancel large-scale events or quarantine students or any individuals who may be infected as an H1N1 containment strategy. At this time, CU-Boulder is not canceling any special events or classes.
CU-Boulder is coordinating with state and county health agencies on vaccination clinics. Officials are reminding the university community that flu vaccines are available at some off-campus pharmacies, grocery stores and doctor’s offices, and may be covered by personal insurance.
We are in regular communication with officials from Boulder County Public Health and are watching for illness on campus among patients at the Wardenburg Health Center. We will continue to provide updates to the campus community through news releases, Buff Bulletins and E-Memos.