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Walk-In flu shot clinics for UW-Madison employees start next week

The first UW-Madison flu shot clinic of the season for faculty and staff will be held Monday, Oct. 3, at Union South – Varsity Hall, from 9 am to 4 pm. There will be clinics at 13 additional locations through Nov. 10, 2011. This year’s employee clinics will be for faculty and staff only; student flu shots will be given at a different time in a separate location.

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). As an alternative to the injectable vaccine, FluMist will also be available for $32. You will receive a receipt to submit to your health insurance provider for possible reimbursement.
Walk-In Clinics for UW-Madison Employees

West Campus

  • Monday, Oct. 3 | Union South – Varsity Hall , 9 am to 4 pm | 1308 West Dayton St.
  • Friday, Oct. 21 | WARF – Room 133, 9 am to 4 pm | 610 Walnut St.
  • Monday, Oct. 24 | Eagle Heights, 4 pm to 8 pm | 611 Eagle Heights
  • Friday, Oct. 28 | Kronshage Hall – Holt Commons, 4 pm to 7 pm | 1650 Kronshage Dr.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 | Health Sciences Learning Center – Room 1325, 9 am to 4 pm | 750 Highland Ave.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 9 | Waisman Center-Audit. Breakout Space, 9 am to 4 pm | 1500 Highland Ave.

East Campus

  • Monday, Oct. 10 | SERF, 10 am to 4 pm | 715 W. Dayton St.
  • Monday, Oct. 17 | Medical Science Center (MSC), 9 am to 4 pm | 1300 University Ave.
  • Friday, Oct. 28 | Ingraham Hall – Room 336, 9 am to 4 pm | 1155 Observatory Dr.
  • Friday, Nov. 4 | Welcome Center – Room 1106/1108, 9 am to 3 pm | 21 N. Park St.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8 | Memorial Union – Tripp Commons, 9 am to 4 pm | 800 Langdon St.

Who Should Get the Flu Shot?
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal flu shot every year.

Seasonal flu vaccine is particularly recommended for those over 50, those who have chronic medical conditions and those who are pregnant or who care for small children or who live with people who are at risk for developing complications. It is also advised for anyone who wants to reduce the chance of getting or spreading seasonal influenza.

For more information, see: <http://www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htm>

Ask Your Doctor if a Flu Shot is Right for You
There are some individuals who should consult a physician before being vaccinated. These include:

  • People who have a severe allergy to chicken eggs.
  • People who have had a severe reaction to an influenza vaccination in the past.
  • People who developed Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) within six weeks of getting an influenza vaccine in the past.
  • People who have a moderate or severe illness with a fever should wait to get vaccinated until their symptoms lessen.

Additional Information

Go to the University Health Services home page for more information, including a Google map of all the flu shot clinic locations and flu FAQs.

 

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