Health Services Update

How will you know if you have the flu?

Published Date:October 12, 2009

Information about Influenza Diagnostic Testing during the 2009-2010 Flu season is available at the CDC website:

Published Date: October 12, 2009

Get Your Flu Vaccine

Published Date:September 16, 2009

Get your flu vaccine at the UIS Campus Health Service annual Seasonal Flu Drive. Dates for the Drive are September 17, 22, 30 and October 5 and 6. The vaccines will be administered at The Public Affairs Center (PAC), rooms C & D - UIS Campus Map

See below for more details.

Download Flu Information (pdf)
Download the Consent Form (pdf) - print this out, fill in the information and bring it with you for your vaccine.

Students and Employees

The cost for the vaccine for university students is $15.00.

The cost for university employees is free with proof of UIN, insurance and eligibility for benefits with the State of Illinois.

For those employees who are not eligible for benefits and who do not have State of  Illinois health insurance, the cost of the vaccine is $18.00.

The cost for employee's significant others is $20.00.
(must be 18 years of age and older)

Employee dependents are not considered benefits eligible employees and so are not eligible for free vaccine.  The charge for dependents is $20.00


State employees outside of UIS may come to any of the clinics, or may call us for additional times after these dates 217-206-6676.

(Child vaccines are not available.)

Dates and Times

Thursday, September 17, 2009
9am - 3pm

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
9am - 5pm and 6pm - 7:30pm

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
9am - 5pm

Monday, October 5, 2009
9am - 5pm

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

9am - 5pm and 6pm - 7:30pm

Questions?  Call Campus Health Service at 206-6676

Published Date: September 16, 2009

H1N1 info and resources

Published Date:August 18, 2009

What you should do if you get flu-like symptoms

The H1N1 flu virus is causing illness around the world and the Centers for Disease Control anticipate that this illness may continue for some time. There are people in Springfield and Sangamon County with Novel H1N1 flu and it's not a surprise to know that we now have had our first case of H1N1 flu on the UIS campus. The case has been reported to the Sangamon County Public Health Department, as required by law.

It's possible that you or someone around you will be exposed as students travel from home to start the Fall 2009 semester and you should know what the symptoms are, how to take care of yourself, and how to prevent spreading the infection to others on campus.

The symptoms of H1N1 flu are much like those of regular, seasonal flu. That is, you may have a fever, body aches, sore throat, cough, runny nose, chills and fatigue. Some people may also have nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Those between the ages of 19 and 25 are thought to have a higher risk of getting H1N1 flu.

If you are sick, you may be ill for a week or longer.

  1. You should stay home and keep away from others as much as possible, including avoiding travel and not going to work or school for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone (Your fever should be gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.)
  2. You should remain in your room and avoid contact with roommates, friends, etc.  You should wear a surgical mask when you are not in your room and when you are around your roommates.  You can find masks at the local drug store or you can call the Campus Health Service office at 206-6676 to ask for a supply.
  3. Friends and those who do not live with you should not visit you during the time you are sick.
  4. If you have a temperature of 100 degrees or more, do not go to class until a nurse from Health Services tells you that you may return or until you have had no fever - i.e. 98.6 or less- for 24 hours AND you have not had to take any aspirin or cold tablets or any fever reducing medications during that time.
  5. Call or e-mail your professor(s) and explain that you have a fever.  You may be allowed to do your work on BlackBoard, or to make other arrangements at the discretion of your instructors.
  6. If you are sick or have a fever of 100 degrees or more, please call the Campus Health Service (206-6676) to report your illness and ask for assistance.  Please do not come to the Health Service office unless directed to do so by the nurse.  The health care provider will talk to you and explain how to care for yourself.  If you need to be seen by a health care provider, they will tell you and give you specific instructions about how to do that.  If you do not have a thermometer, please let the nurse know and we will supply you with disposable thermometers.
  7. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve. You should avoid contact with other people as much as possible to keep from spreading your illness. With seasonal flu, you may be contagious from one day before you begin to develop symptoms to up to 7 days after first becoming sick. People infected with H1N1 are likely to have similar patterns of infectiousness as with seasonal flu.
  8. You may take Tylenol (acetaminophen), Ibuprofen or Aspirin for aches and pains or for fever.
  9. Drink lots of fluids. If you are vomiting, please call Health Services and tell the nurse; she will provide you with information that will help you to feel more comfortable.
  10. Eat a light diet, soup, baked or broiled meat; avoid spicy foods and greasy or fried foods.
  11. Employees who become ill with a flu-like illness should report it to the campus health service and STAY HOME FROM WORK until their temperature  has been normal for 24 hours with taking any medications such as aspirin, Tylenol, cold tablets, ibuprofen, etc.

If you are ill, please remain in your room until you have not had a fever for 24 hours and have not been using any fever reducing agents such as aspirin, Tylenol, ibuprofen, etc.


It is very important that you also check in with the Campus Health Service at 217/206-6676.

If you have questions about the flu, you can find more information at
or by calling the Campus Health Service.

Published Date: August 18, 2009