Student Health & Wellness (SHW) now has flu vaccine available in both shot and mist forms. Students can walk in (4189 Westlawn) anytime during business hours to get a flu vaccination, or students can call to make an appointment (319-335-8394). SHW also has four flu clinics on campus this week. Two of them are in the residence halls:
- Wednesday, Oct 22, 11AM – 3 PM in Hillcrest Riverview Lounge
- Thursday, Oct 23, 11 AM – 3 PM in Burge Carnival Room
Shots will be $30. Flu Mist is also available for those who are age 2-49 and do not have chronic conditions like asthma. The cost for Flu Mist is $62. 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.
It’s not too early to think about the flu and make a plan to get vaccinated!