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H1N1 Tips


Wash your hands!
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. Hand sanitizer can also be effective if you are not near soap and running water.

Get vaccinated.
The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated. Flu clinics will be held for routine vaccinations on September 10, 16, and 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Student Conference Room, 2nd floor of the Dining Commons, and Oct. 2 from 11a.m. to 1p.m. in the Madison Street Lounge at the Student Center. You are also encouraged to visit your primary careprovider at home for the vaccine.

Avoid close contact.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If your roommate is experiencing the symptoms listed above, have them call the Center for Health & Wellness and ask them to wear a face mask.

Stay home when you are sick.
Stay home from class, work, and errands when you are experiencing symptoms listed here. Avoid social events, public gatherings, and public places. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

Cover your mouth and nose.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

Practice other good health habits.
Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, eat nutritious food, avoid or limit the use of alcohol and other drugs.


Be aware of how you feel.
You might have a sudden onset of fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Some cases may also include symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting. Most individuals recover without medical treatment.


Call for help.
Please seek emergency care or call the Center for Health & Wellness at 603-358-2450 for evaluation for the following:

  1. Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  2. Illness and fever returning after being absent for a day, or significant change in fever pattern
  3. Confused mental state or irritability
  4. Inability to drink sufficient fluids
  5. Not urinating as much as usual
  6. Severe or persistent vomiting
  7. History of chronic medical illness (asthma, diabetes, Crohn's disease, transplant recipient, have a compromised immune system), or are pregnant

Protect Others.
Wear your mask and keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too. You may decide to go home until you are feeling better.

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