Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

No-cost flu shot clinics set for university employees

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

There are many ways for U-M faculty, staff and students to receive that protection on campus this year.

 

More information

• Campus flu shot clinics — Go to www.MHealthy.umich.edu/flu, email gebauerb@med.umich.edu or call 734-764-0333.

• Flu shots for UMHS community members — Using a U-M computer, go to www.med.umich.edu/u/flu.

For faculty and staff on Central, North and South campuses, MHealthy, in collaboration with Michigan Visiting Care, is conducting walk-in flu shot clinics at the following locations:

• Thursday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., North Campus, Duderstadt connector hall

• Oct. 6: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Michigan Union, Wolverine ABC

For those who work at the U-M Health System, the influenza vaccination policy implemented last year still applies. This policy requires all employees in patient care areas to be vaccinated against the flu or to wear a protective mask during any patient interaction during flu season. All information about the requirements, and the many different ways UMHS community members can receive the vaccine, is available at www.med.umich.edu/u/flu. (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.)

The health system provides its faculty and staff, medical students and volunteers, as well as U-M students from health sciences schools who are doing clinical rotation during flu season, a vaccine without charge if they present their MCard ID.

At the MHealthy clinics, campus employees covered under a U-M health insurance plan will not pay an out-of-pocket fee if their health insurance card is presented; the cost will be charged directly to the U-M insurance plan. Employees not covered under an accepted insurance plan can receive a flu shot at the discounted rate of $25 per person, payable by cash, check or credit card.

For campus employees unable to attend one of the flu shot clinics offered by MHealthy, University Health Service will hold by-appointment flu shot clinics Friday through Nov. 18. Appointments can be made online at www.uhs.umich.edu/fluvaccination. Michigan Visiting Care will offer walk-in clinics at selected U-M outpatient care centers and at locations in the community. Schedules for these are available at www.umvn.org/Immunizations.asp.