As members of the campus group start touring for the vacations and fall break, Pupil Well being Companies is offering reminders for school, workers and college students to maintain themselves and their family members wholesome as they collect for celebrations.
COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, RSV, are widespread, particularly throughout the fall and winter seasons. One of the best ways to stop extreme sickness brought on by these viruses is to get vaccinated.
Pupil Well being Companies, situated on the Evansdale Campus and WVU Drugs Pressing Care, provides flu and COVID-19 vaccinations. All through the group, many main care suppliers, native pharmacies and group clinics additionally provide walk-in and appointment-based vaccination alternatives.
Full safety after vaccination can take two weeks. Well being specialists suggest vaccination in early fall for cover throughout peak season.
Different preventative measures for respiratory sickness embrace:
• Wash your fingers usually with cleaning soap and water for 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Be certain to wash between your fingers and round your wrists.
• Keep away from touching your eyes, nostril or mouth.
• Cowl coughs and sneezes with a tissue, or the bend of your elbow, not your fingers. Use the closest waste receptacle to eliminate the tissue after use.
• Keep away from contact with people who’re sick, when attainable.
People ought to constantly monitor for signs of COVID-19 and influenza which often mimic the widespread chilly, and go to a well being care supplier, if mandatory.