Annual Seasonal Flu Clinic for Students

Due to COVID-19 and the potential risk for influenza occurring simultaneously, the University is mandating all students receive a flu shot by January 20, 2021.  In order to assist students with this mandate, the Davison Health Center, in conjunction with Middlesex Hospital Homecare, is offering four campus clinics on October 12 through 15 at the Freeman Athletic Center. Listed below are dates and times.

The health center has secured a limited number of vaccines from Middlesex Hospital Homecare and will vaccinate by appointment only. We will not accept walk-ins. Therefore, please plan to book your appointment for the flu shot in advance. Click here for the booking app availability.  If you choose to be vaccinated off campus (or we run out of vaccines, you should make plans to get the flu shot at a pharmacy or your primary care provider while on semester break).  If you are vaccinated off campus, you are required to send a copy of your vaccination paperwork to healthforms@wesleyan.edu.

Information about the flu, flu vaccine, can be found at the bottom of this page by clicking on the appropriate link.  You must download and complete the permission form prior to coming to the clinic and bring with you.  We are trying to keep communal pens and paper to a minimum due to COVID.

Seasonal influenza (“flu”) is a highly contagious viral illness marked by fever, muscle aches, cough, headache and fatigue. These symptoms often have a dramatically sudden onset and the illness usually lasts seven to ten days. Although influenza typically improves without complications, certain individuals, especially those with underlying medical problems including asthma or diabetes may develop complications, such as pneumonia. Ear infections and sinusitis may also develop with or following influenza. 

The most effective preventative measure against seasonal flu is being immunized with seasonal flu vaccine.

It is especially important for individuals (especially those at risk for flu complications) to be immunized with seasonal flu vaccine.

Middlesex Hospital Homecare will provide the clinical services and Health Center staff will assist with clerical duties. You will recieve information on how to reserve a shot in a forthcoming email announcement.


Please wear a short sleeve shirt for ease of access to your arm.

Dates

October 12  10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. AND 2:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m. all days
October 13  10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. AND 2:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m. all days
October 14  10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. AND 2:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m. all days
October 15   9:00 a.m.  to 1:00 p.m. ONLY

Location

Freeman Athletic Center - Bacon Field House

Fee:  
$40* (cash, check, or bill to student
                  account)

*Flu shots are covered under the University-Insurance through Gallagher Student Health for students who are enrolled. PLEASE NOTE: Students with Private insurance will be charged the $40 fee, but can request a statement to file to insurance for reimbursement. Students with private insurance can also opt to get a flu shot at a local pharmacy in order to have charges billed directly to insurance.


Click below for information about the flu clinic:

Flu Facts

Flu Vaccine Information

Influenza Immunization Permission (complete and bring to clinic)

Middlesex Hospital Homecare Privacy Disclosure Form will be available at the clinics.

 

 

 

For more information, contact Joyce Walter, Health Center Director at x2656 or jwalter@wesleyan.edu