Appointments available for flu shot events
Seasonal flu shot appointments provided by WorkLife Programs are available on the West Lafayette campus on Tuesday (Oct. 26) and Wednesday (Oct. 27) this week. The vendor for these events is Maxim Health Systems.
Please note that appointments are required for all campus flu shot events. Four scheduled campus events remain and have appointments available. To register for a seasonal flu shot appointment or obtain a retail location coupon, go to www.purdue.edu/worklife, log in using your career account and password, and click “Flu Shots.” Bring your PUID to the appointment.
Seasonal flu shots on campus are offered to benefit-eligible faculty and staff, graduate staff, official Purdue retirees, and their spouses/same-sex domestic partners. View a list of flu shot events on the West Lafayette campus at www.purdue.edu/hr/pdf/2010FacStaffFluShots.pdf.
This year’s seasonal flu shot contains the H1N1 vaccine, so only one shot will be needed.
All Purdue health plans cover the seasonal flu vaccine for employees and covered dependents; however, campus flu shot appointments and retail location coupons are not available for children. See your health care provider to obtain a seasonal flu shot for your child.
Beginning Nov. 8, Purdue University Student Health Center (PUSH) will provide seasonal flu shots based on vaccine availability on a walk-in basis. The Urgent Care Center in the basement of PUSH, 601 Stadium Mall Drive, will have flu shots available 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There may be a wait time. Bring your PUID to PUSH.
The Centers for Disease Control advises that everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each year, starting with the 2010-11 influenza season. Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death.
Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Getting the seasonal flu vaccine reduces the chance that you will get seasonal flu and lessens the chance that you will spread it to others.
Regional campus flu shot events:
Calumet: www.calumet.purdue.edu/wellness, 219-989-2709
* Wednesday (Oct. 27) -- 3-6 p.m., Student Union/Library
* Thursday, Nov. 4 -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Student Union/Library
Fort Wayne: www.ipfw.edu/health, 260-481-6647
* Thursday (Oct. 28) -- 3-7 p.m., Walb Student Union, Ballroom
* Wednesday, Nov. 3 -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Neff Hall 149
* Tuesday, Nov. 9 -- 3-7 p.m., Kettler Hall G98
North Central: Events have been completed. Call (219) 785-5519 or visit www.pnc.edu/depts/HR/Wellness/wellness.htm for more information.
For questions about flu shots on the West Lafayette campus, contact WorkLife Programs at 49-45461.