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ASU fights flu with “Season Pass”


October 10, 2007

Keep yourself—and your campus—healthy this year by getting a flu shot. That’s the message of a “Season Pass” flu campaign being launched by ASU Campus Health Service and ASU Employee Wellness. The goal is to get a majority of the ASU population vaccinated against the flu.

Flu shots for students are available at the Tempe campus starting Oct. 22. The cost is $18, payable by check or cash, third party insurance, or student account.

“Students, faculty and staff who get the flu shot will, on average, miss less class and less work than those who don’t get the shot,” says Dr. Allan Markus, director of Campus Health Service. “People cannot get the flu from the flu shot. We urge everyone to come and get themselves protected for the season.”

Following is a schedule of flu shot availability at all four campuses:

Student clinics:
• Tempe campus: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Oct. 22-26 and Nov. 5-9, outside the north end of the MU
• Polytechnic campus: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 5 and 6, Union Ballroom
• Downtown Phoenix campus, daily walk-in basis starting now, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Health Center
• West campus, daily walk-in basis starting Oct. 16, 9 a.m.-12:30 and 1:30-4:30 p.m., Student Health Medical Clinic, UCB 170.

Cost is $18 at all campuses except $25 downtown. For more information, go to www.asu.edu/studentaffairs/health.

Employee flu clinics will be held on all four campuses starting Nov. 1, with the shots provided at no charge to employees with State of Arizona sponsored health insurance. Other employees can receive the shots at a charge of $20.

 

Employee clinics:
• West campus: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 1, University Center Building room 266
• Polytechnic campus: 8 a.m.-noon, Nov. 5, Union Cooley Ballroom A

• Downtown Phoenix campus: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 7, Nursing and Healthcare Innovation Building, Health Center
• Tempe campus: 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 6 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 8, Memorial Union 223; 8 a.m.-noon, Nov. 14, University Services Building 1202.

 

Employees must bring their Sun Cards for identification and a valid State of Arizona issued employee insurance card. For more information, go to www.asu.edu/hr/employee_wellness.

 

Campus Health Service has partnered with CSL Biotherapies, which is supporting the student flu shot campaign by providing promotional materials and a mobile structure for the vaccination area at the Tempe campus.