Flu shots will be available for faculty and staff at Student Health Services in Laurel Hall on two dates - Monday, Sept. 24 and Friday, Sept. 28.
Employees will be seen by appointment only. To register for an appointment time, click here. Allow 25-30 minutes for each appointment because a 20-minute wait is required after injection.
Flu Clinic Hours are:
|Monday, September 24||8:30 am - 11:30 am||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Friday, September 30||8:30 am - 11:30 am||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
Cost is $22, and payments can be made through the online registration system. Only checks will be accepted if employees choose to pay at the time of the appointment. Employee Wellness Dollars cannot be applied to this service.
Influenza (flu) is a contagious disease, which can spread from person to person through coughing or sneezing and can lead to pneumonia and be dangerous for people with heart or breathing conditions.
It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against influenza, and influenza seasons can begin as early as October. Therefore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that vaccination begin as soon as vaccine becomes available to ensure that as many people as possible are protected before flu season begins.
For more information on the 2012-2013 flu season, visit the CDC website.