ALERT: HURRICANE INTERRUPTION OF FLU VACCINE DELIVERY

Students, Faculty & Staff

In efforts to provide early Flu Vaccines to students, staff & faculty, we received a partial shipment of 150 2017-18 Flu Vaccine doses from the manufacturer.  Due to the Hurricane our remaining shipment of the Flu Vaccine has been delayed and still in route.  We are now hopeful to receive our remaining supply of 600 doses by Thursday 9/14.  We will send an email notice to the campus when the immunizations are in our hands and then extend our Flu Vaccine Event dates.  Sorry for the delay but it’s out of our hands.

 

ALERT: WEST NILE VIRUS Reported In Solano county

The Solano County Health Department has confirmed West Nile Virus detected in our County.               

  • West Nile Virus is a bird infection.
  • West Nile is transmitted by a mosquito that bites an infected bird.
  • This infection can be transmitted by the infected mosquito to humans and other animals.
  • There is currently No vaccine available to humans to immunize against West Nile Virus.
  • There is No specific medication available to humans to treat West Nile Virus

Human infection:  Four out of five infected people may have no symptoms.   

Mild Symptoms: 

  • May occur from 2 to 15 days after bitten by an infected mosquito. 
  • Symptoms similar to flu:   fever, headache, muscle aches and pains, fatigue, rash, loss of appetite.   
  • GI symptoms:  nausea and vomiting. 

Severe Symptoms:  Estimated 1 in 150 who are infected will develop a severe case which can include stiff neck and other neurological problems.

Risk Factors

  • Sixty years of age or older.  
  • People with medical conditions such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Kidney Disease.

Prevention: 

  • Please wear long sleeves and long pants.  (Cotton shirts are comfortable and cool, and protect your skin from the sun.)
  • Keep Window Screens closed
  • Wear Mosquito repellant:  Products made with Deet.

Most active time for Mosquitos:   Early morning and late evening.  

“Two of the most common species of mosquito in the United States are the Aedes aegypti (sometimes known as Asian tiger mosquito) and the Culex pipiens (sometimes known as the common house mosquito). The Asian tiger mosquito tends to bite during the day, while the common house mosquito is most likely to bite during the evening or the first few hours of the night. The Asian tiger mosquito is more likely to bite in the morning and late afternoon. All types of mosquitoes are least likely to bite during the middle part of the day, when the sun and heat are at their peak. Once a mosquito gains entry into a home or building, they are protected from dehydration and more likely to fly around for many more hours than they normally would. They stay active longer because of the temperature and light controls in your home. More activity time, of course, means a greater likelihood of biting.  “As mentioned above, the common house mosquito and many other types of mosquitoes are most active during the night. They avoid daylight at all costs because sun exposure can dehydrate and kill them. In fact, during the day, this species of mosquito seeks out cool, shaded and wet areas until dusk returns. Species of mosquitoes most active at night are likely to bite early in the evening when they first stir from their hiding places. After a night of activity, they will seek out places to rest before dawn. With that activity cycle, most mosquito bites occur early in the evening, but they can also occur throughout the night. That’s why it’s important to keep mosquitoes out of your home. If one gets inside, it will likely bite repeatedly throughout the night simply because there aren’t other targets.”

Recommended Prevention:   Remove standing water

The Student Health Center is open to see you for an appointment, if you are at all concerned about any insect bites.

Welcome to the Student Health Center   

Main desk 707-638-5220   email  tuc.studenthealth@tu.edu

The following services are offered at no charge to students currently enrolled in The College of Osteopathic Medicine/Master of Science in Medical Health Science, College of Educational Health/Masters of Science of Physician Assistant Studies/MPH, Independent MPH Program, College of Pharmacy/Master of Science in Medical Health Science programs regardless of insurance, College of Nursing:  

  • Annual Tuberculosis Screening
  • Annual Seasonal Free Influenza Vaccinations open to faculty and employees
  • Care for Non-Urgent Episodic Illnesses by a licensed Nurse Practitioner
  • Medical supervision and coverage by a licensed Osteopathic Physician
  • Initial and Mandatory Urine Drug Screens
  • PPD skin testing, Flu vaccination and Drug Screening Events
  • Travel Consultations and Immunizations
  • Health Education Resources

    Services provided at substantially reduced rates:

    • Immunizations and Serological Titers 
    • Laboratory Testing
    • Diagnostic Chest X-rays

    Other Services 

    • Management (collect, track and report) of Students' Health Requirement Documents necessary for Clinical Rotations  
    • Certificates of Immunity and Health Applications as requested by the CED and PCD

Click Here for Flu Vaccine 2017-2018 Event Information 

New Incoming Students (Graduating Class of 2020 and Beyond)

All new incoming students in the clinical programs are required to create an account with CastleBranch(CB).  Once an account is created students must upload their immunizations and health documents to the online Medical Document Manager in CB.  Go to the Student Health sidebar tab labeled Entering Students Immunizations & Health Requirements for more information about the requirements for clinical programs.  

 Continuing Students (Graduating Class of 2018 & 2019)

To Access copies of your documents from E-value, please follow the instructions listed below:

  • Go to www.e-value.net
  • Log into your E-value profile
  • If you can't remember your login please call Student Health to assist.  We can help you reset your password
  • Click on reports
  • Click on Personal Records
  • Click on view Record Status
  • The next screen shows your current immunization and health record in E*value.   
  • Click on the paperclip logo to download or print out your documents

 

Questions about SHIP or Insurance Waivers should be directed to the Bursar's office by calling (707) 638-5253 or by email at tuc.bursar@tu.edu.