H1N1 Flu Reminder
Baruch College would like to share some reminders regarding preventing the spread of the flu in the Baruch community and to ask for your help and cooperation in accomplishing this.
Here are a few things you can do to help prevent the spread of the flu in the Baruch community:
• Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough and sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not into your hands. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, germs are spread this way.
• If you have the flu or flu-like symptoms, stay home from work or school and avoid contact with others as much as possible.
• Consider getting a flu vaccine at the annual Baruch College Flu Clinic. (See Flu Resources)
Seasonal influenza vaccination recommendations are for:
- All children aged 6 months to 18 years;
- All adults 50 years and older;
- All persons with chronic medical conditions including: asthma, emphysema, COPD, cardiovascular disease (except hypertension), diabetes, renal insufficiency or failure, liver disease, immunosuppression including HIV infection and malignancy or medication related, conditions that compromise respiratory function or increase the risk of aspiration
- Women who will be pregnant during the influenza season;
- Household members and contacts of high-risk persons noted above, especially infants less than 6 months of age;
- All health care personnel.
The staff of the Baruch College Health Center is fully prepared to address patients' concerns related to flu-like symptoms, to screen patients who might be at risk, to assure prompt and appropriate medical care, and to implement precautions to protect others. Please visit the Health Center at 138 E. 26th Street (between Lexington & 3rd Aves) or call 646-312-2040 if you have specific questions or concerns about your personal health.
Additionally, students, faculty and staff should report infectious diseases, such as the H1N1 Flu, that they learn of to the Health Center at 646-312-2040. If the Center is closed, please call the Office of the Vice President/Dean of Students (NVC 2-255) at 646-312-4570 for assistance.
You may visit the following websites for additional and extensive information on symptoms of H1N1 Flu, methods for preventing its spread, and guidance on what to do in case of exposure:
Note: Flu vaccinations for faculty and staff are expected to be available later this Fall