University of Oregon Meningitis
The UO has identified cases of meningitis on it's campus and while there is no link between cases at the U of O and LCC Campuses or Titan Court.
As of Feb. 26, all insurers in Oregon have agreed to cover the vaccine.
The Lane Health Clinic does not have the vaccine although it is available in the Walgreens, Albertsons, and Safeway Pharmacies and the Lane County Public Health Department.
The vaccineis currently approved for use in individuals between the ages of 11 – 25, others who fall outside of that range and still have concerns should contact their individual health care provider or Lane County Public Health at 541.682.4140. You can visit the CDC website to find out more about Meningitis and the Meningitis Vaccine.
The Center for Disease Control has announced a Flu epidemic in the United States. It's not too late to get a flu vaccine.
The 2014-15 flu vaccine won't protect you from all flu varieties but it is still effective. Remember the best protection is to thoroughly wash your hands -often, cover your cough (elbow), wear a mask when you are around other people, and stay home when you are sick to prevent the spread of the flu.
Infectious Disease - Lane Community College has an infectious disease plan we update to prepare for flu season, Ebola, or any other infectious disease epidemic. Ebola is in the news lately and while no one associated with Lane Community College has been directly affected, the medical staff at the Lane Health Clinic encourages everyone to be informed about the risks, especially if upcoming travel plans include affected areas. The Lane County Public Health Department and Oregon Health Authority work to keep all of us up-to-date on risk to Oregonians, treatment resources, and prevention methods for our community.
Ebola - At this time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states Ebola outbreak does not pose a significant threat to the public in the United States, but the agency has issued travel notices advising against nonessential travel to West Africa. Students, faculty, and staff planning to travel to other West African countries should register through the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy through the State Department's travel registration website and enroll in the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). For more information about the disease, including signs and symptoms, transmission, and risk of exposure see the CDC Ebola website.