IPR Cold and Flu Season
2009-2010 Action Plan
The CDC and MN Department of Health have provided guidance for responses to Influenza for Institutions of Higher Education. IPR has reviewed their recommendations and will address concerns regarding the health and safety of our students and employees through a variety of school-wide strategies.
Students: These are action steps you should take to protect your health, the health of those around you and your investment in education.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve.
- Wash your hands often.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Don’t share food or drinks with others.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Eat nutritious foods.
- Exercise regularly.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Make up EVERY absence, avoiding a possible drop from courses.
- Think about getting a flu shot.
WHAT: FLU SHOTS
WHEN: Monday, October 19, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Employee Break Room (2nd Floor Jackson Bldg.)
COST: Free to those with the following insurance: BCBS, Health Partners, Humana, MCHA, *Medica, Medicare Part B, MHP, MN Health Care Programs, UCare, Unicare , Cigna, Aetna, (BRING YOUR INSURANCE CARDS.)
*Note: Medica Care Types “Solo”, “Direct”, “Direct Value” and “Direct Short Term” have a restricted benefit allowing children 17 years and under a covered flu shot benefit. Those age 18 and over must pay cash (not covered).
$24.99 for those without insurance
Shots provided by: Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency
A Non-profit Minnesota Agency
Leaders in Nursing Care Since 1902
Any proceeds from MVNA’s Flu Shot and other Corporate Wellness Programs go directly to support the home nurse visits to the ill and disabled adults in our community, as well as mothers and children in need. For more information about MVNA go to: www.mvna.org Your support matters! Thank you!
PLEASE SIGN-UP ON THE BULLETIN BOARD IN THE GREENROOM.