Since Labor Day, the number of reported probable flu cases at Xavier has dwindled, but this doesn’t mean the flu won’t strike again. Everyone at Xavier is being urged to continue good hygiene to help stop the spread of germs.
However, in light of the decline, the parent hotline, 513-745-4900, is being discontinued. If there’s a significant rise in the number of cases, the University is prepared to reestablish the hotline and reopen the student recovery center.
Xavier’s McGrath Health and Wellness Center has applied to the Ohio Department of Health for doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine. The vaccine will be available for students ages 24 and younger at a student H1N1 flu vaccine clinic tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 19. The vaccine will be administered free of charge. Details about the clinic will be announced in early November.
Seasonal flu vaccines for students are currently available by appointment only at the McGrath Health and Wellness Center. The vaccine offers protection from the seasonal flu but not the H1N1 virus. The seasonal flu vaccine costs $20. This can be added to your student’s bursar bill.
For the latest on the flu situation at Xavier visit www.xavier.edu/flu.