A UW-Madison flu shot clinic for faculty and staff will be held Friday, Oct. 19 | Old Red Gym – On Wisconsin Room, 716 Langdon Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional clinics will be held at other locations on and off campus as specified in the list below through Nov. 1. These clinics will be for faculty and staff only; student flu shots will be given at different times in separate locations.
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.
Upcoming Walk-In Clinics for UW-Madison Employees
Visit http://www.uhs.wisc.edu/campus-health/uw-flu-shots.shtml for a complete listing of the clinics on a Google map.
- Friday, Oct. 19 | Old Red Gym – On Wisconsin Room, 716 Langdon Street | 9 am to 4 pm
- Tuesday, Oct. 23 | Eagle Heights, 611 Eagle Heights | 4 pm to 8 pm
- Tuesday, Oct. 30 | Waisman Center – Audit Breakout Space, 1500 Highland Avenue | 9 am to 4 pm
- Thursday, Nov. 1 | Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), 750 Highland Avenue | 8 am to 4 pm
- Thursday, Oct. 25 | State Hygiene Lab, 2601 Agriculture Drive | 9 am to 12 pm
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.
Go to the www.uhs.wisc.edu/campus-health/uw-flu-shots.shtml for more information, including a Google map of all the flu shot clinic locations.