Flu Vaccinations Available at ISU and Local Pharmacies
The flu shot is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. (If you are pregnant, the flu shot is recommended, however, pregnant women are encouraged to check with your physician prior to vaccination.) The flu season peaks in December - February, but can run from October until early May. For more information on the flu vaccine for 2016, visit the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2016-2017.htm
The Occupational Medicine staff will continue to provide the flu shot by appointment only while supplies last or until Friday, December 30th, whichever comes first. This worksite option is free to those eligible for the program. To schedule your appointment, please contact Ames Lab at 294-2056.
The following groups are eligible to receive this free service:
- Faculty, Professional and Scientific, Merit and Post Docs
- Retirees on health plan who are not yet 65
- ISU Foundation employees
- Iowa State Daily employees
If you are not able to take advantage of this free worksite service, the flu vaccine can be obtained through a local pharmacy for a minimal cost for those covered members on the ISU prescription plan, Express Scripts. Please note this is not a free service and members are responsible for the cost of the co-pay.
For those employees not with Express Scripts, you will want to check with your insurance for the most cost effective option for you to obtain the flu vaccination.
If you have additional questions regarding this service, please contact the UHR Service Center at 294-4800. This service is provided through ISU WellBeing, University Human Resources.