Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

U-M offers flu-shot options for campus community

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best way to prevent influenza is to receive a seasonal flu shot.

This year’s seasonal flu vaccine provides protection against three different strains of influenza virus, including the 2009 H1N1 virus.

There are many ways for U-M faculty, staff and students — and their family members — to receive that protection on campus and around the community this year.

MHealthy clinics

MHealthy, in collaboration with Michigan Visiting Care, is conducting walk-in flu shot clinics at convenient locations for Central, North and South campus faculty and staff only. Employees covered under a U-M health insurance plan will not pay an out-of-pocket fee if their health insurance card is presented. Employees not covered under an accepted insurance plan will be charged $25. Other clinics and flu-shot appointments also are available for employees at the Flint and Dearborn campuses. For details, go to

University Health Service

For employees unable to attend one of the mass flu shot clinics offered by MHealthy, University Health Service also is conducting by-appointment flu shot clinics through Nov. 1. Appointments can be made online at

Other walk-in clinics

Michigan Visiting Care will offer walk-in clinics at selected U-M outpatient care centers and at locations in the community. Schedules for these clinics are available at

U-M Health System community

For those who work or train at the Health System, there are new requirements this year designed to protect patients: Many faculty, staff, students and others working in Health System facilities now will be required to receive flu vaccine, or wear a mask during patient interactions during flu season.

All information about these new requirements, and the many different ways Health System community members can receive the vaccine, is available at (Note: This link must be accessed by a U-M computer, and some links on the resulting page must be accessed via a UMHS computer.)