October 9, 2019

Flu shot events kick off today; multiple locations and event options available

Each year, communities across the nation prepare to fight the flu; the Purdue community is no exception. Flu shot events begin today (Oct. 9) on the West Lafayette and Northwest campuses and Thursday (Oct. 10) on the Fort Wayne campus. All benefits-eligible employees and spouses and dependents covered on a Purdue medical plan are eligible to receive the free vaccine.

Flu shot events – all campuses

Flu shot event schedules for all Purdue campuses are available on the “Faculty and Staff 2019 Seasonal Flu Shot Events” webpage. Appointments are not needed for the flu shot events; simply walk in when it is convenient during the days and times the shots are being offered. Note: Pediatric flu vaccines for the West Lafayette campus are available only at the Center for Healthy Living.

The Fluzone Quadrivalent vaccine, which is designed to protect against four different flu viruses -- two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses -- and is approved for anyone ages 6 months and older, will be administered at the on-campus flu shot events in West Lafayette. Additionally, the Flublok Quadrivalent vaccine -- which is egg-free and is approved for use in people 18 years and older -- will be administered at on-campus flu shot events on the West Lafayette campus.

For specific vaccine information for the regional campuses, employees should contact their respective campus Human Resources office.

Designated flu shot locations – West Lafayette campus

Additionally, the West Lafayette campus has three locations where employees and covered dependents can get their flu shots during the location’s normal business hours. Appointments are not required except at the Nursing Center for Family Health.

* Center for Healthy Living, 1400 W. State St., Building B, Suite C
Serving faculty, staff, covered adult dependents and minors.

CHL will be administering the Fluzone Quadrivalent vaccine, which is designed to protect against four different flu viruses --two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses -- and is approved for anyone ages 6 months and older. Additionally, the Flublok Quadrivalent vaccine, which is egg-free and is approved for use in people 18 years and older, will be available at both locations. Those who need an alternative vaccine should see their provider.

* Purdue Pharmacy 575 Stadium Mall Drive
Serving, faculty, staff, covered adult dependents

Purdue Pharmacy will be administering the Afluria Quadrivalent Pre-filled Syringes vaccine. These are preservative-free and latex-free. Those who need an alternative vaccine should see their provider.

* Nursing Center for Family Health, 715 Clinic Drive
Serving faculty, staff, covered adult dependents. By appointment only; call 765-496-0308.

Nursing Center for Family Health will be administering the Fluzone Quadrivalent vaccine, which is designed to protect against four different flu viruses -- two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses -- and is approved for anyone ages 6 months and older. Additionally, the Flublok Quadrivalent vaccine, which is egg-free and is approved for use in people 18 years and older, will be available.

Everyone coming for a flu shot, regardless of location or event, should bring their Purdue University ID (PUID) card or their Anthem medical plan ID card.

Additional options

If employees are unable to make it to the designated campus locations or flu shot events on campus, there are other options.

  • Retail pharmacies: Check with your retail pharmacy for flu shot availability. All Purdue medical plans cover the seasonal flu vaccine for employees and covered dependents.
  • Health care provider: In most cases, primary care providers can administer flu shots. All Purdue medical plans cover the seasonal flu vaccine for employees and covered dependents.

All information about the flu shot events and locations is available via the “Who Needs a Flu Vaccine” webpage.

Employees who have questions about the flu shots may contact Human Resources at 765-494-2222 or via email at hr@purdue.edu.


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