Student Health Center- ISU Idaho Falls


Student Health


Vaccines

A well-immunized student population is important for the overall health of the university community and, most of all, you. Although ISU does not require any specific immunizations against communicable diseases for general enrollment*, many vaccines are recommended upon entering college.

* some programs within the university (such as the health science programs) do have requirements. *

We recommend that students maintain a record of all immunizations they have received. Documentation of immunizations is needed for some academic programs, employment, or foreign travel. If you have any questions about these immunization recommendations, please call the ISU Health Center in Idaho Falls at (208) 282-7826.

We carry several of recommended vaccines according to The American College Health Association and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices:

Health Tips for Students

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Listed below are some common health conditions that are seen at the ISU Health Center in Idaho Falls. Treatment for these can initially be started by you at home. Feel free to contact the ISU Health Center in Idaho Falls at 282-7826 or the ISU Health Center in Pocatello 282-2330 if you have questions or concerns about a medical problem.

Upper Respiratory Infections (URI)

Usually viral, meaning antibiotics will not help/treat the problem. Symptoms will last from 7-14 days depending on your immune system. Presents with runny-stuffy nose, clear postnasal drip, mild sore throat (usually secondary to postnasal drip), plugged ears, mild facial pressure, cough (usually secondary to postnasal drip) and perhaps a low grade temperature (99-100).

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Gastroenteritis--Almost always viral

Symptoms May be sudden in onset and usually only lasts for 24 hrs., watery diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, temperature up to 101, may be associated with dizziness

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Stress--Extremely common

Symptoms widely varied depending on individual: indigestion, heartburn, stomach pain, hyperventilation, sleep disturbances, insomnia, diarrhea, fast heart rate, headaches, weakness, fatigue, generalized body aches, irritability, anxiety, decreased appetite, frustration, anger, decreased patience, decreased concentration and memory, loss of interest in normal fun activities, desocialization, decreased motivation, sadness and life generally not fun anymore.

Note: All the above can be symptoms of depression. If you have several of these symptoms for more than a few days, you should see a professional at the Student Health Center or Counseling and Testing Center.

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