This fall and winter, it’s more important than ever to reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses such as the seasonal flu. Getting vaccinated against the flu protects you, your family, and your community, and it lessens the burden on our healthcare systems and the providers who are continuing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Western is offering on-campus flu clinics in October so employees and students can get their flu shot without having to leave campus.
Employees can get their flu shot at an on-campus clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room, hosted by the Benefits Department as a part of Western's Wise & Well U program. Employees can drop by the clinic from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. to get their shot at a time that works for them. Fred Meyer will be administering the shots and will bill employee insurance.
Students can get their flu shot at an on-campus flu clinic Thursday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the VU MPR. No appointments are needed, and students can drop in any time. The clinic will be put on by Fred Meyer and student insurance will be billed, so students should make sure to bring their insurance card. Students who don't have insurance can contact the Student Health Center for a flu shot, though appointments at the health center are limited at this time. Students can help speed up their appointment by filling out Fred Meyer's vaccine consent form ahead of time, available below.