Sept. 8, 2011

Be prepared for flu season

by Paula Van Brocklin

It's that time of year again when a sniffle here or cough there can turn more serious before you know it. To help keep you healthy, Iowa State again is offering employees flu vaccinations at no cost. Like last year, the vaccine includes both the H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines in one dose; there's no need for multiple shots.

Occupational medicine staff will administer flu shots while supplies last weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10-28 in 205 Technical Administrative Service Facility (TASF). No appointment is necessary. Be sure to bring your ISU ID card or your university ID number to the shot clinic. There is limited parking in front of TASF.

Flu shots will be provided at no cost for the following groups:

  • Faculty
  • Merit
  • Professional and scientific
  • University Child Care (employees only)
  • Miscellaneous affiliate employees enrolled in ISU health plans (ISU Foundation, Iowa State Daily, Greek house directors). Some affiliate organizations will need to pay for their participating employees' vaccinations.
  • Retirees on university health plans who are not yet 65

Students, post docs and visiting scholars are not eligible to receive flu shots at the clinic in TASF. These individuals should contact the Theilen Student Health Center, 4-5801, for flu vaccine information.

Employees are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible during the specified October time frame. For more information, call 4-0874.