News & Upcoming Events
FLU SHOT DAY
University Health Services (UHS) will be administering FREE flu vaccinations to all UTHSC students, employees, post-docs, residents, and retirees. You must present your ID badge - no exceptions. Proof of shot will be provided.
Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Madison Plaza Lobby
The Fluvirin (trivalent) vaccine will be administered.
Also, we are excited to announce that PharmaJet, the maker of a unique needle-free jet injection technology, will be present to provide you with an opportunity to experience an alternative to the normal needle injection that we have historically provided for the flu event. PharmaJet is safe, easy, comfortable and fast. The syringe auto-disables after each use. The company has 510k marketing clearance for delivery of vaccines and liquid medicines, but specifically has recently received an FDA clearance from CDRH for delivery of the bioCSL Afluria influenza vaccine. 89% of the patients in the associated clinical trial related that they would choose PharmaJets needle-free StratisTM for their next flu shot. 500 doses will be available.
More information and demonstrations will be available on Flu Shot Day.
If you are unable to attend this event, flu shots will be available by appointment at UHS AFTER October 9th. No shots will be given prior to this date. Please call 901-448-5630 to schedule or if you need any additional information.
Sponsored by: University Health Services, College of Pharmacy, the Office of Student Life, APhA-ASP, and the SGAEC.
UTHSC Student Immunization Requirements
UTHSC Behavioral Health Services for Students and Residents
UTHSC students and graduate medical residents (GME) can receive face-to-face counseling for issues such as stress, emotional, financial, legal, and relationship problems, sexual orientation, alcohol and substance abuse. Click here for more information.
Concerned About MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) ?
Consider MERS if patient has:
A history of travel to or near the Arabian peninsula in the past 14 days OR had close contact with a probable or confirmed case of MERS in the last 14 days, AND now presents with Fever (>100 F) OR has a respiratory illness (cough, runny nose, shortness of breath) OR abnormal Chest X ray/CT (suggestive of Pneumonia or Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome-ARDS)
[Arabian Peninsula countries include: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen]
Infection Control measures are adhered for all healthcare providers including standard, contact, and airborne precautions.
Interim home care and isolation is advised for ill persons being evaluated for MERS who do not require hospitalization. Healthcare providers should be under the care of University Health Services or their preferred provider in consultation with the Health Department.
Additional recommendations will come forth as the illness is evaluated. For additional information, refer to the Tennessee Department of Health or the Center for Disease Control websites.
HPV: Get The Facts!
- HPV is a virus that is spread during ANY sexual activity.
- Certain types of HPV if left untreated may cause cancer in males and females.
- Some people may be infected with HPV and not knowingly pass it on to their sexual partners.
THE GOOD NEWS: Prevention is the Key!
- Four types of HPV can be prevented by the Gardasil vaccine.
- If you are sexually active, condoms may help decrease HPV transmission but is not guaranteed.
SO PROTECT YOURSELF!!
If you are a male or female student , 26 years or younger, and would like more information about HPV prevention, call University Health Services to schedule an appointment to discuss your options with one of our medical providers.
Information about what to do in case of various emergencies.
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