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Health & Wellness Center offers flu vaccine to campus community


Flu shots remain free to students, employees with IU health insurance

Tuesday Dec 08, 2015


The IU Northwest Health and Wellness Center continues to offer flu vaccination to the campus community.  Flu shots are free of charge to all students, as well as to faculty and staff who are insured through Indiana University. Employees who are not insured through the University will be charged a $10 fee.

To prevent the spread of flu and to minimize its impact, all members of the campus community are encouraged to obtain a flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses, including the H1N1 virus. The agency also recommends that everyone six months of age or older get vaccinated.

“To prevent the spread of flu, it is critically important that all members of the campus community get a flu shot,” said Gail Zacok, nurse practitioner at IU Northwest’s Health and Wellness Center. “It is especially important for faculty and staff to get vaccinated since they work closely with students who may be ill. If they do catch the flu, they can easily spread it to their friends and family. Peak flu months are January and February, so there is still time to get vaccinated.”

If you are interested in getting a flu vaccine, call the Health and Wellness Center for an appointment at (219) 980-7250. For more information about the flu, visit the CDC’s website at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/.

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