Community Health and Epidemiology
The Community Health staff coordinates the flu shot programs for both students and UW employees to decrease the spread of influenza on campus. In fall 2010, its nurses gave more than 8,700 student flu shots. Nurses from Home Health United also administered almost 3,000 flu shots to UW employees.
Community Health offers immunizations against tetanus, hepatitis A and B, meningococcal disease, and other recommended vaccine-preventable diseases and performs tuberculosis (TB) testing. (See chart for applicable fees.)
For an appointment in any of these clinics, call UHS at 608-265-5600.
The staff epidemiologist tracks patterns of injury and illness seen in the clinic and serves as a liaison to local health departments, the Wisconsin Division of Public Health, and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene. In cases of a suspected or verified disease outbreak, the epidemiologist advises campus partners on precautions and practices and participates in communications to community audiences.