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Student flu vaccine clinics scheduled for the fall

Students can receive flu vaccines on campus at several times and locations. 

Flu Season is Right Around the Corner — Protect Yourself!

The flu can be serious! The single-dose flu vaccine is designed to protect against the flu strains that research indicates will cause the most illness during this flu season. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention recommend getting the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available each year. The protection you get from the vaccination is designed to provide protection throughout the flu season. With the holiday breaks, final exams and Winter Term study abroad courses just around the corner, you want to protect yourself as much as possible.

For more information about the 2017-18 flu season and vaccine recommendations, please visit the CDC web-site at:  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/index.htm. Please note that a moderate to severe case of the flu can have a major impact on a student, faculty or staff member during an academic term — especially Winter Term and Study Abroad. 

In addition to receiving the flu vaccine, students, faculty and staff  can take preventive actions like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs.

If you are sick with flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading flu to others. Students who believe they may have the flu may schedule an appointment with Health Services by  going to the PhoenixHealth portal  at http://www.elon.edu/e-web/students/health_services/announcements.xhtml  or calling (336) 278-7230 during business hours.

The Office of Student Health and Wellness,  in partnership with Midtown Pharmacy,  will offer flu vaccines (shots) to students. Vaccines will be provided at each location while supplies last. 

• Monday, Oct. 2, 3 to 7 p.m. in Moseley 217
• Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1 to 5 p.m. in Moseley 216
• Monday, Oct. 9, 2 to 6 p.m. in Francis Center
• Thursday, Nov. 9, 4 to 7 p.m. in Koury Campus Recreation Concourse

All students who receive a flu vaccine at one of these clinics will be entered into a drawing for prizes including gift certificates for Barnes and Noble, The Root and The Oak House!

Note: Law students will receive a separate e-mail in a few days about a flu-vaccine clinic at the Law School.

NO OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS: Most insurance carriers cover the total cost of flu vaccines. You should bring your insurance card with you, and Midtown Pharmacy will file your insurance with no out-of-pocket cost. Once your insurance is filed, if you do have a co-pay we can put it on your student account.

OR

Students who do not have an insurance card may pay the $20 vaccine cost at the time of service. You may pay by cash or check or you can request we post it on your student account. We will provide documentation if you would like to file for reimbursement  from your insurance company at a later time.

Students who cannot attend one of these clinics may also receive flu vaccines at most local pharmacies with no out-of-pocket cost.

Need a ride? The BioBus (University Line) makes stops at the following locations with pharmacies:

  • CVS on University Drive (Lowe’s Foods)
  • Target (University Drive)

The University Line BioBus schedule is located at : http://org.elon.edu/transit/biobus/busSchedule.html

Students may direct questions to The Office of The Dean of Students at (336) 278-7200 during normal business hours.

 

Jana Lynn Patterson,
Staff
9/26/2017 10:20 AM