Flu shots this week: Thurs. (late) at Vet Med; Friday at Red Gym

UW-Madison flu shot clinics for faculty and staff will be held every week from now through the end of October. This week there will be a late- night one on Thursday at Veterinary Medicine| (2015 Linden Dr., Sept. 25, 11 pm to 1 am) and an all-day one at the Red Gym on Friday (Old Red Gym | 716 Langdon St., Sept. 27, 9 am to 4 pm (On Wisconsin).

These clinics will be for faculty and staff only; student flu shots will be given at different times in separate locations.

UW-Madison offers workplace clinics to make it easier for everyone in the campus community to protect themselves and one another from the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal flu shot every year.

Visit Go here for a full list of campus clinics . (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. Shots will be administered by Home Health United.

Get your flu shot to protect not only yourself, but your coworkers, friends, and family from getting sick from the flu. Remember, even healthy people can get the flu, and it can be serious.