10/05/2009

Free Flu Shots and H1N1 Educational Sessions

On Tuesday, October 6, and Friday, October 9, the University will hold free seasonal flu vaccine clinics for benefits-eligible faculty and staff members on the Water Tower and Lake Shore campuses. No appointment is necessary.

October 6
Water Tower Campus
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Terry Student Center, Rooms 303 & 304, 26 E. Pearson Street

October 9
Lake Shore Campus
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Regis Hall, 6340 N. Winthrop Avenue

Free seasonal flu shots will also be offered on each campus during the annual Health Days fairs on November 4 and 5. Please note that if you are pregnant, you will need a note from your primary care provider; shots will only be given to those in their second or third trimester. Please also be aware that the seasonal flu shot does not protect against H1N1 influenza. However, while this seasonal flu shot is not expected to provide H1N1 immunity, experts are encouraging individuals to get their seasonal flu shot earlier this year.

H1N1 Educational Sessions
Human Resources has invited Dr. Julie Morita and Lorraine Schoenstadt, MS, RN, BC, from the Chicago Department of Public Health Immunization, to provide free H1N1 virus educational sessions for faculty and staff members on Monday, October 5, and Tuesday, October 6.

October 5
Lake Shore Campus
Noon to 2:30 p.m.
Bremner Lounge, Centennial Forum Student Union

October 6
Water Tower Campus
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Beane Hall, 13th floor, Lewis Towers

Please attend one of these H1N1 sessions to learn more about the virus and how to maintain your well being. Looking ahead, the Health Maintenance Institute will come to campus to distribute the H1N1 vaccine to faculty and staff members, at no cost, once it receives approval from the Chicago Department of Public Health. When that vaccine becomes available, you will receive additional communication from Human Resources containing the dates, times, and locations of those vaccine clinics.

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 312.915.6175.