Health Advisories

NOTE: Find 2011-2012 Flu Vaccination Clinics in OC. Call Orange County Health Care Agency referral line at 1-800-564-8448 or go to Seasonal Influenza Flu Information.

We are stocked with Flu vaccine. Please make an appointment for your flu vaccine.

Current Campus Recommendations for Influenza-like Illnesses

Saddleback College is adhering to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Orange County Health Care Agency current recommendations regarding Influenza-like Illnesses.

As a reminder to all faculty, staff and students, these recommendations are:

  • Keep yourself well through the use of good hygiene practices.
  • Get yourself vaccinated with the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine.
  • If you have influenza symptoms, a fever of 100°F or greater, cough and sore throat, stay home!
  • Do not attend class or other social functions until you are fever free without the use of fever-reducing medications such as Tylenol or Advil for at least 24 hours.
  • See a Health Care Provider within 48 hours of the onset of your first symptom as Tamiflu may be prescribed.
  • Faculty and Staff: Contact your private health care provider.
  • Students: Contact your personal health care professional or the Student Health Center at 949-582-4606

Current Campus recommendations…

For Faculty and Staff:

  • Notify your area Dean or Manager or V-P of Instruction if you become ill with influenza symptoms and when your students are absent with self-reported influenza.
  • Student influenza absences should be reported to the Student Health Center whenever possible.
  • Provide a method for the student to keep up with his/her class assignments so that if he/she is ill with fever for more than a few days, he/she can complete your class.

For Students:

  • Contact your instructors by voice or e-mail if you become ill with influenza symptoms.


Recommendations for Whooping Cough

In addition to the typical series of childhood pertussis immunizations, CDPH now recommends an adolescent-adult pertussis booster vaccine (Tdap) for:

  • anyone 7 years and older who is not fully immunized, including those over 64 years old
  • women of childbearing age, before, during, or immediately after pregnancy
  • other people who have contact with pregnant women or infants

Please contact the Student Health Center or your Primary Medical Physician for further information.