Student Health and Wellness now have flu vaccine available in both shot and mist forms. Students can walk in (4189 Westlawn South) any time during business hours to get a flu vaccination, or students can call to make an appointment (319-335-8394).
Shots will be $25. Student Health and Wellness will be offering the Quadrivalent vaccine that protects against 4 flu strains. Flu Mist is for those who are age 2-49 and do not have chronic conditions like asthma. The cost for Flu Mist is $35. Flu vaccines can be billed to insurance (many plans like UIGradCare and SHIP cover the cost; please check with your insurance company for coverage information). They can also be submitted to your U-Bill.
The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. This is particularly important for students with certain health conditions such as asthma and diabetes, which make them high risk for serious flu complications.
Student Health and Wellness Campus Flu Clinics are coming later in October, and will be announced on their website and Twitter - @Hawkeye_Health.
It’s not too early to think about the flu and make a plan to get vaccinated!