H1N1 & Seasonal Flu Information
August 2, 2010
H1N1 Influenza Outbreak is no longer classified as an Epidemic
The 2009-2010 H1N1 Influenza pandemic has past. In the United States the public health emergency determination has expired for H1N1 Influenza. However this does not mean that Americans should stop taking influenza seriously. The H1N1 flu virus is still circulating and everyone should still take steps to prevent getting or giving flu and other respiratory infections. Wash hands frequently, cover your cough with a sleeve or tissue and stay home if you are ill. Additionally, the H1N1 vaccine is still safe, effective and available. Those who have not received the H1N1 vaccine are eligible. Starting in late summer or early fall, the seasonal flu vaccine for the 2010-2011 flu season will be available, which protects against three different flu viruses, including the H1N1 flu.
We will keep this link active and keep the EIU community informed if the situation changes. Let’s make this a healthy and safe year for everyone at EIU!
Sheila D. Baker, MD
Medical Director Health Service
Eastern Illinois University
- Most Recent H1N1 Updates
- H1N1 Vaccine Clinics
- In the News
- Campus Posters and Fliers
- Diagnosis Information
- H1N1 Self Assessment
- Other Resources
The most recent updates provided by Dr. Sheila Baker, EIU Health Service Medical Director.
- April 29, 2010 (pdf)
- February 22, 2010 (pdf)
- January 11, 2010 (pdf)
- December 15, 2009 (pdf)
- December 1, 2009 (pdf)
Click here for the H1N1 Updates archive.
Eligibility restrictions have been lifted
Restrictions on the H1N1 vaccine have been lifted. People six months of age or older can now receive the vaccine. Supplies are still limited throughout the state but Eastern Illinois University currently has 600 doses and will administer the vaccine free of charge to anyone ten years of age or older. People may receive the vaccine at Health Service, M-F 8am-5pm.without an appointment. Students, faculty, staff, annuitants and friends of the university are welcome.
Below are the latest articles from the Daily Eastern News and the Charleston Times-Courier/Mattoon Gazette about H1N1. For older articles, please click here.
Vaccine restrictions lifted for public - DEN 12/14/2009
1,000 vaccine doses available - DEN 11/13/09
1,300 doses remain for clinics - DEN 11/11/09
H1N1 flu vaccine ready to be used - DEN 11/10/09
Still waiting on H1N1 vaccine - DEN 11/5/09
Taking proper health precautions - DEN 10/23/09
H1N1 vaccine coming soon - DEN 10/14/09
Infected on campus students given option to relocate - DEN 10/2/09
Flu "explodes" on EIU campus after Homecoming - CTC/MG 10/29/09
Download fliers, hand washing signs, 3Cs, information about symptoms, flu buddies, apartment living and more here. Resources are updated often, so check back frequently.
- 3 C Info Poster (pdf)
- 3 C Table Tents (pdf)
- H1N1 Information Handout (pdf)
- H1N1 Survival Guide (pdf)
- Handwashing Poster (pdf)
- Sanitize Poster (pdf)
- Sanitize Here Pole Signs (pdf)
- Wash and Sanitize Table Tents (pdf)
- Wash and Sanitize Poster (pdf)
- Seasonal Flu Shot Poster (pdf)
- Personal Protective Equipment Information Sheet (pdf)
- What Faculty Can Do (pdf) Uploaded 9/23/09
- What To Do If You Have the Flu (pdf) Uploaded 10/5/09
- What To Do If A Housemate Has the Flu (pdf) Uploaded 10/5/09
- Flu Syndrome Caregiver Handout (pdf) Uploaded 10/5/09
- Flu Syndrome Handout Fall 2009 (pdf) Uploaded 10/5/09
- UPDATED New Sanitizer Location List (pdf) Uploaded 3/30/10
Click here to take the H1N1 self assessment quiz if you are displaying any symptoms.
Below are links to other resources and information about H1N1.
- Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
- Information from the U.S. CDC
- Things You Can Do
- Plan & Prepare
- International Info
- American Psychological Association Managing Your Anxiety About Swine Flu
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Swine Flu FAQ