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 the start of the spring 2022 semester.  In order to assist students with this mandate, the Davison Health Center, in conjunction with Middlesex Hospital Homecare, is offering three campus clinics on October 19, 21 and 27 in Usdan. Listed below are dates and times.  Please note:  enter at room 108 Usdan.

The health center has secured a limited number of vaccines from Middlesex Hospital Homecare.  You must book an appointment via Wes scheduling app as NO WALK INS will be accepted.  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 local pharmacy or your primary care provider).  AS OF 11:45AM ON 10/6 ALL APPOINTMENTS HAVE BEEN TAKEN.  PLEASE LOOK FOR LOCAL PHARMACIES BELOW OR YOUR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER TO RECIEVE A VACCINE.

Stop and Shop 416 E. Main Street, 860-346-1779

CVS 675 Washington Street, 860-344-1320

CVS 308 Main Street Extension, 860-344-1857

Walgreens 633 Washington St, 860-346-7628

If you are vaccinated off campus, you are required to upload a copy of your vaccination paperwork to your WesPortal, which is now available by going to WesPortal>COVID-19 Resources>Flu Vaccine Upload. Students receiving an on campus vaccination do not need to do anything at the Portal.

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 consent 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. Please print out the consent form prior to arriving at the clinic.


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

Dates

Tuesday, October 19  11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 21  11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 27  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location

Enter via room 108 Usdan and wait for next available nurse who will administer shots in room 110 Usdan.

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

*Flu shots are covered under the University-Insurance through Wellfleet (Cigna) for students who are enrolled. PLEASE NOTE: Students with Private insurance will be charged the $40 fee, but will have access to a billing statement through the electronic medical health portal about 1 week after administration 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 Consent Form (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