Free vaccines offered at FluFest clinic
Posted September 11, 2009; 06:17 p.m.
University community members can obtain free seasonal flu vaccines at University Health Services' annual FluFest event Sept. 23-24 and Oct. 12. These are not vaccines for the novel H1N1 (swine) flu virus, which are not yet available. The vaccine that will be available is appropriate for traditional seasonal flu.
Flu shots and nasal-spray flu vaccines will be available from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 23-24, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in the Frist Campus Center Multipurpose Rooms. The vaccines are available free to all faculty, staff and students. Dependents over 12 can receive the shot for $23 and the nasal spray for $30. No appointments are necessary.
From noon to 5 p.m. on Sept. 23-24, FluFest will be accompanied by health and fitness screenings outside the Multipurpose Rooms.
The events are cosponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Auxiliary to the Isabella McCosh Infirmary, the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life and the Frist Campus Center, with additional participation from several campus and local organizations.
More information about possible vaccinations for H1N1 flu will be provided as it becomes available. For more information, contact University Health Services at (609) 258-5137 or visit its website.