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It’s flu shot season

Between Oct. 1 and Nov. 2, 15 flu shot clinics will be held around campus for UW-Madison faculty and staff.

The seasonal flu shot contains vaccine against three strains of influenza that may circulate in the U.S. this year. UW-Madison offers workplace clinics to make it easier for everyone in the campus community to protect themselves and one another from influenza. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal flu shot every year.

Please see the list below for the clinic location, time and date that is most convenient for you. No appointment is needed. (Sorry, but these clinics cannot offer flu shots to spouses/partners or children.)

Bring your health insurance card. If you have Dean Care, Group Health Cooperative, Physicians Plus or Unity, payment will be processed directly to your health insurance provider. Otherwise, there will be a $30 fee for the shot (payable by cash, check, Visa or Mastercard). You will receive a receipt to submit to your health insurance provider for possible reimbursement. As an alternative to the injectable vaccine, FluMist will also be available for $32.

–The SERF, Oct. 1, 12 noon until 5 pm (UW-Madison ID required for building entry)

–Kronshage Hall/Holt Commons (2 dates): Oct. 5, 4 pm to 7 pm; and Nov. 2, 4 pm to 7 pm

–Welcome Center, 21 N. Park St, Oct. 14, 9 am to 3 pm (Rooms 1106/1108)

–AVRL, 585 Science Dr., Oct. 8, 11 am to 1 pm (Conference Room)

–Memorial Union, Oct. 11, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm (Tripp Commons)

–Physical Sciences Lab, Stoughton, Oct. 12, 3 pm to 5 pm (Large Conference Room)

–Eagle Heights, Oct 14, 4 pm to 7 pm (611 Eagle Heights, Room 135)

–Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene, 2601 Agriculture Drive, Oct. 14, 8 am to 12 noon (The Fish Bowl Room)

–Health Sciences Learning Center (2 dates): Oct. 19, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm (Room 1325); and Oct. 28, 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm (Room 1345)

–WARF, Oct. 19, 9 am to 3 pm (room 132)

–Chadbourne Hall, Oct. 19, 4 pm to 7 pm

–Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH), 2015 Linden Dr. (Room 2255). Wednesday, Oct. 20. Special late-night hours: 10:30 pm to 1:30 am

–Medical Sciences Center, 1300 University Ave., Oct. 21, 9 am to 3 pm (Room 2010)

–WISPIC, 6001 Research Park, Oct. 28, 11 am to 1 pm

Go to the University Health Services home page  www.uhs.wisc.edu for more information. Click on the orange box that says “Flu Shots” if you want to:
— See a Google map to all the flu shot clinic locations.
— Download the required insurance and consent form ahead of time.
— Print out a Halloween-themed flu shots flyer to post in your workplace.
— Learn more about influenza vaccine.

For more information from the CDC, go to:  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htm

This year’s campus flu shot clinics are organized by University Health Services (UHS). Please note that some clinic locations will be open to students, faculty and staff, but there will be separate registration lines and separate staff administering the shots. As in previous years, UW-Madison employees will receive their flu shots from Home Health United nursing staff. Students will receive their shots from UHS nursing staff.

If you have questions, please email Marj Wall, Community Health Manager, University Health Services, at uhs@uhs.wisc.edu.

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