This week marks last days for free flu shots on campus

November 2, 2015  


For those employees who have yet to take advantage of the Center for Healthy Living's convenient, on-campus, free flu shot events, there's still time to do so today and Thursday (Nov. 5).

Flu shots are being offered from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today (Nov. 2) at Stewart Center, Room 218.

An event has been added on Thursday (Nov. 5). Flu shots will be offered on this date from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Stewart Center, Room 202.

The Center for Healthy Living will be administering the Flucelvax, pre-filled syringe, trivalent. Those needing an alternative vaccine should see their provider.

"We recommend that everyone over the age of 6 months get a flu shot each year," says Dr. Carolyn Cooper, medical director at the Center for Healthy Living.

Seasonal flu shots are provided at no charge to all benefits-eligible faculty and staff -- including those who have opted out of the Purdue medical plans -- attending the event. Spouses, same-sex domestic partners and adult dependents over age 18 who are covered on a Purdue medical plan are also eligible to attend and get a flu shot at no charge.

Employees will need to bring their Purdue University ID (PUID) card or their Anthem medical plan ID card. Spouses, SSDPs and adult dependents must bring their Anthem medical plan ID card to the flu shot event.

Two additional ways to get a flu shot at no charge

If an on-campus event doesn't work out, there are other options. Employees, spouses/SSDPs and children who are covered on a Purdue medical plan have the option of getting a free flu shot through either of the following ways:

* Go to their health care provider: All Purdue medical plans cover seasonal flu shots for covered employees and family members covered on a Purdue medical plan.

* Go to a participating retail pharmacy: Those getting a flu shot through a retail location will need to show their Anthem ID card to ensure all flu shots are billed through their Anthem medical plan.

Employees who have questions about flu shot coverage may contact Human Resources at 49-42222 or hr@purdue.edu.

For more information on services offered at the Center for Healthy Living, visit the center online.  For tips to boost your wellness and for news about events, follow the Center for Healthy Living on Twitter

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