Frequently Asked Questions about the Flu Vaccine
Are Thimerosal-free vaccines available at UHS?
Yes, thimerosal-free vaccines will be available on a limited, first-come, first-served basis.
Will FluMist be available?
No, the nasal-spray flu vaccine (FluMist®) will not be available .
May children receive the vaccines?
The Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each year, however, at UHS, we can only provide vaccines for dependents age 16 and older. A parental consent is required for all persons under the age of 18.
Who has to pay for the vaccine?
Dependents, alumni, credit union staff, community auditors, Carebridge staff, TIAA CREF staff, Vanguard staff, nannies, and eating club managers and workers will have to pay for the vaccine. The cost is $24 for the flu shot. Payments can be made by cash or check only.
What is the cost of the vaccine?
The shot, with or without thimerosal, will cost $24.
Do I have to have my parent’s permission if I am less than 18 years old?
Yes, consent is required for all persons under the age of 18.
I’m pregnant. Can I get the vaccine?
Because flu is more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant women than in women who are not pregnant, the CDC recommends the flu shot for pregnant women in particular. More information is available at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/pregnant.htm Pregnant women may not receive the Flu Mist vaccine.
If I am sick , can I still get the vaccine?
If you are taking antibiotics or have a fever you should not receive the vaccine. If you are a student, please make an appointment at UHS for the vaccine by calling (609) 258-3141 when you are well. If you are an employee, please call Employee Health at UHS at (609) 258-5035.
If my question is not answered here, what do I do?
If you have not found the answer to your question about FluFest on this website, please call (609) 258-3141.