Keeping Healthy on Campus

Welcome Back Wolfpack!

As we start the new academic year we want to provide a few tips to keep you healthy as you pursue your studies.

Many conditions, while not life threatening, can make you very uncomfortable and cause you to miss classes. We care about you and want you to stay Healthy. Knowing the following important information can help ensure you have a healthy and happy year.

Immunizations

All students are required to have certain immunizations and are strongly encouraged to get all of those that are recommended. For a list of required vaccines visit: http://www.immunize.nc.gov/schools/collegesuniversities.htm

Due to a few recent confirmed cases of Varicella on our campus, also known as chickenpox, NC State Student Health providers are strongly suggesting that students get this vaccine. First signs of illness include fever and rash.

If you are not sure if you have had the vaccine you can always check with Student Health Center – Immunization Records for confirmation. If you have had chickenpox, you are probably immune – a simple blood test at the Student Health Center can confirm that. For appointments call 919-515-2563.

Flu Bug

Even though it still feels like summer, the flu bug is out there and can cause you to feel very bad. Student Health will be sponsoring flu vaccine clinics starting in October and running through January. Stay tuned for NC State Celebrity Photos promoting the One Shot Flu Campaign.

Hand Washing

The number one method of preventing illness is to wash your hands. Washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 30 seconds has been proven to decrease your risk of illness.

Cover your Cough

Always cover your cough even if you feel well. A person can be sick and contagious and not realize it. Many diseases are airborne and can be spread easily – cough into your sleeve or a tissue. Always dispose of tissues into the trash followed by good hand washing.

As always, we want to support you in maintaining good health. If you have questions about this or any other service offered at Student Health, please call or come in.