Vaden Health Center has reported four times as many cases of influenza-like illness compared to this time last year, according to Vaden Medical Director Robyn Tepper. Eleven true influenza-like illnesses had been reported at this time last year, while 45 have already been reported this season.
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In response to high demand for flu shots this season and a fully booked scheduled at the Vaden Immunization Clinic, Vaden Health Center has planned three emergency drop-in clinics for students, faculty and staff.
While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to be a contentious issue in the run-up to the 2012 election, the legislation’s eventual impact on the Stanford community could present a trade-off between expanded coverage and higher premium costs, according to University health administrators.
Despite having passed over 40 pieces of legislation during its term thus far, the 13th ASSU Undergraduate Senate has struggled to make an impact this year due to bureaucratic gridlock, opposition from University officials and inconsistency in following its own legislation. The Senate’s actions have proven largely internal or ineffectual – a far cry from the representatives’ platforms touting transparency, accountability and student life issues.
No Stanford-bound medicine was included in the about 1 million packs of birth control pills voluntarily recalled by drug manufacturer Pfizer on Jan. 31 due to incorrect packaging, said a Stanford health administrator. While Vaden Health Center at Stanford does not carry any of the affected medication, campus Peer Health Educators (PHE) have been briefed on how to handle the recall, wrote Robyn Tepper, director of medical services at Vaden, in an email to The Daily.