Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, October 29, 2010

MHealthy plans two flu shot clinics in November

MHealthy, in collaboration with Michigan Visiting Care (MVC), is conducting two walk-in flu shot clinics in November. The following clinics are open only to Central, North and South campus faculty and staff:

• Monday, 1-4 p.m., Michigan League Kalamazoo Room
• Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Pierpont Commons East Room

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

Employees who present their U-M health insurance card do not pay an out-of-pocket fee for the shot. Employees not covered under an accepted insurance plan can still receive a flu shot at U-M’s discounted rate of $25 per person, payable by cash, check or credit card.

For more information on campus flu shot clinics, go to www.MHealthy.umich.edu/flu, e-mail gebauerb@med.umich.edu or call 734-975-3061.

For those unable to attend one of the mass flu shot clinics offered by MHealthy, MVC is offering walk-in clinics at select U-M outpatient care centers and at locations in the community. Dates, times and locations are available at www.med.umich.edu/flu.

For those who work or train at the U-M Health System (UMHS), there are new requirements this year designed to protect patients: Many faculty, staff, students and others working in UMHS facilities will now 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 UMHS community members can receive the vaccine, are available at www.med.umich.edu/u/flu. (Note: Some links must be accessed via a UMHS computer.)

Receiving a flu shot also qualifies as one activity for this year’s MHealthy Rewards program. After receiving a flu vaccination, MHealthy Rewards participants can self-report the activity through Dec. 3 at https://forms.mhealthy.org/node/20/stamp.