Category Archives: H1N1

FREE H1N1 Vaccine @ JCCC

From the JCCC SharePoint Server, InfoShare:

Free H1N1 vaccination clinic for ALL JCCC students, employees to be Dec. 15 at JCCC

A free H1N1 vaccination clinic for ALL JCCC students, faculty and staff will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, in 155-156 COM (the north dining room and previous faculty lounge.)

Individuals in the following categories are considered to be priority groups and should seriously consider receiving the vaccine. However, the clinic is open to ALL JCCC students, faculty and staff.

  • Pregnant women
  • Persons who live with or provide regular care for infants less than six months of age (parents, siblings, daycare providers, etc.)
  • Healthcare and emergency services personnel
  • Persons six months through 24 years of age
  • Persons 25 through 64 who have medical conditions that put them at higher risk for influenza-related complications

To minimize clinic time, everyone should complete the H1N1 Vaccine Consent Form in advance and bring it to the clinic site. Copies of the forms, in English and Spanish, can be found at www.jocoflu.org and at the Student Information Desk along with further information on influenza.

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Top 5 JCCC Tweets (Aug 9 – 15)

Top 5 JCCC Tweets(as selected by me)

  1. mkevans: Picking up my Western Civ and Child Development textbooks from JCCC. Thankful I’m not paying for my college education.
  2. JCCCtweet: Jan-July 09, JCCC recycled 127,820 lbs of paper, cardboard and plastic – 40,900 more lbs than last yr – and raised $1200 for scholarships.
  3. campusledger: #JCCC reports first official H1N1 “swine” flu infection. More information coming Aug. 20 in the first @campusledger.
  4. campusledger: Protestors greet Rep. Dennis Moore in parking lot as he arrives at #JCCC for procurement conference.
  5. deafmaestro: @misskenz1985 Good lookin out, kid. I miss JCCC. Used to be the Van Wilder of JCCC. They gave me my own office I & didnt do shit. Good times

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JCCC Reports 1st Case of H1N1

From the Johnson County Community College electronic mail server, Infolist:

A case of the H1N1 virus has been reported involving a person associated with Johnson County Community College. JCCC has a response plan in place and is in regular communication with the Johnson County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. (It’s important that you know about the virus, so we’re presenting that first, but please keep reading to the end for important information about reporting cases in Kansas.)

To help reduce the spread of the virus:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue and properly dispose of the used tissue.
  • If you have the flu or a similar illness, stay home to avoid spreading the virus.

The symptoms of H1N1 (swine) flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular seasonal flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with H1N1 (swine) flu. If you have these symptoms or an underlying medical condition (i.e., pregnancy, asthma, diabetes, etc.) and have questions, please visit your health care provider immediately.

If you find you have flu or a similar illness, please stay home to avoid spreading the virus. The Center for Disease Control has reduced the 7-day isolation period and instead asks that people be fever-free while not taking fever-reducing medications such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for 24 hours before venturing out among the public.

Information about JCCC’s response to the H1N1 flu virus can be found online at www.jccc.edu/flu. There we’ll communicate new information about the virus and about steps the college is taking as they develop.

You may also be interested in learning more from these resources:

Reporting H1N1 cases in Kansas

This is probably not the first case on campus; it’s just the first one that has been reported to us. In Kansas, only severely ill patients who are hospitalized have confirmed lab tests, and those will be the only ones the state reports. If someone with the H1N1 virus is not hospitalized, his or her specimen is taken to a regular lab. It is not considered an official “confirmed” case and is not reported. Thus, while Kansas reports almost 250 confirmed cases in the state, the number of actual cases could be in the thousands. Therefore, in most cases, we will only know if the virus is on campus if the person involved lets us know. We will never know how many real cases we have, so we won’t be able to give you periodic reports that we have two, now three, now four – and so on – cases on campus.

So, please know:

  • The health of our students, faculty and staff is very important.
  • H1N1 is here among us. Please take the preventive measures outlined above.
  • JCCC is monitoring the situation as best we can and has a response plan should the situation warrant action on the college’s part.

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