In order to look after the whole person, that means nurturing the mind, soul, and body. That’s why WAU encourages students to take the steps necessary in order to stay healthy.
Message from Student Life Health Services Department
Take time to get a flu vaccine/immunizations. Please refer to the forms on the right hand sidebar.
- Tdap Vaccine, (tetanus, iphtheria and pertussis)
- Two doses of MMR Vaccine* (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Doses given at least four weeks apart, at or after 12 months of age.
- Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine* Doses given at 0,1,6 months.
- Tuberculosis risk assessment/PPD or IGRA if high risk. TB testing of high risk students only should take place no sooner than 3-6 months prior to college entrance.
- Meningococcal Vaccine (only vaccine for serogroups A,C,Y,W 135 is acceptable) Dose within the last five years or signed waiver.
- Two doses of Varicella Vaccine* Doses give at least 4 weeks apart.
Best Actions to Fight the Flu
The Influenza (Flu) is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. Take the following actions to protect yourself and others from the flu:
Take time to get a flu vaccine
- CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
- Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine as soon as the current season’s vaccines are available.
- Vaccination of high risk persons is especially important to decrease their risk of severe flu illness.
- People at high risk of serious flu complications include young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease, and people 65 years and older.
- Vaccination also is important for schools, universities, health care workers, or people who care for high risk individuals at home, to keep from spreading flu to those at risk.
- Children younger than six months are at high risk of serious flu illness, but are too young to be vaccinated. People who care for them should be vaccinated instead.
Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and immediately discard the tissue in a trash receptacle.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- If you are sick with a flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone, except to get medical care or for other necessities.
- While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.