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2009 H1N1 Flu

Updated September 30, 2010

On September 10, 2010 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that we are in the post pandemic phase of 2009 H1N1. While that's great news, we still face seasonal influenza this fall an winter. In fact, this year the H1N1 influenza strain is part of the seasonal flu shot because health experts believe it will return as one of the possible types of flu we will encounter this season.

What’s the bottom line? Get your flu shot now! Visit the Boynton Health Service website to schedule an appointment at one of the many flu shot clinics held around campus.

And remember, stay home if you are sick, wash your hands carefully, and have a healthy fall and winter season.

Read additional H1N1-related messages.

H1N1 Basics: Read more about prevention, symptoms, and what to do if you become ill. (Last updated, October 22, 2009)

H1N1 FAQs: Find answers to common questions for University of Minnesota students, faculty, and employees.

When to Seek Help: While most people usually recover at home with rest and treatment of symptoms, a few individuals may develop more serious illness and require immediate medical attention. Read more about when to seek help.

Boynton Health Service: Vsit Boynton's Web site for the latest information on seasonal and H1N1 vaccinations.


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University of Minnesota Pandemic Influenza Response Plan (332 K pdf)