Wayne State College

Student Health Office

Flu Prevention, Area Health Services and External Resources

In addition to a flu vaccine, you can stop the spread of influenza by following some basic steps.

Practice good hand hygiene:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water
  • Use hand sanitizer (available for public areas from WSC Central Supply)
  • Don’t touch eyes, nose or mouth with your hands

Practice good cough/sneeze hygiene:

  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing with tissue; or use your elbow/shoulder instead of your hands if you have no tissue
  • Wash hands with soap/water or use hand sanitizer immediately after coughing or sneezing

Practice good workplace hygiene:

  • Frequently clean commonly-used surfaces that have multiple users such as doorknobs, countertops, shared computer keyboards, etc. (supplies available for public areas from WSC Central Supply)
  • Stay home if you have a fever of 100 or more AND cough or sore throat

Educate yourself on influenza, how it is spread and how you can reduce your risks:

  • Read the Wayne State College regular email updates that will be coming to your email account
  • Talk to your personal healthcare provider if you have specific questions
  • Monitor your own health by checking for fever or other symptoms

Area Health Services

Wayne Family Medical

Emerson Family Medical

Wakefield Family Medical

Wisner Family Medical

Laurel Family Medical

Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department
402-375-2200 or 800-375-2260

External Resources

Centers for Disease Control


Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services