Purdue Today

October 12, 2009

Seasonal flu shot appointments available on campus

Seasonal flu shot appointments provided by WorkLife Programs are available on the West Lafayette campus. The vendor for these events is Maxim Health Systems.

Free seasonal flu shots on campus are offered to benefit-eligible faculty and staff, graduate staff, official Purdue retirees, and their spouses/same-sex domestic partners.

Appointments are still available for upcoming campus flu shot events, including:

* Oct. 14. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Room 302, STEW.

* Oct. 15. 5 a.m.-noon. Room 302, STEW.

* Oct. 20. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Ross-Ade Stadium (north end).

* Oct. 23. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. WorkLife Programs, Purdue West F.

To view a complete list of flu shot events on the West Lafayette campus, click here. To register for a seasonal flu shot appointment, go to www.purdue.edu/worklife, log in using your career account and password, and click "Flu Shots." Bring PUID to the  appointment.

Campus flu shot appointments are not for H1N1. The first shipment of H1N1 vaccine is expected to arrive no earlier than late October. There are government-mandated criteria in place for distribution of the vaccine. It will be offered first to those at greatest risk. For the latest information, refer to www.purdue.edu/fluinfo and www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu.

After seasonal flu shot events have been completed on campus, benefit-eligible faculty/staff, retirees, graduate staff, and their spouses/same-sex domestic partners may get seasonal flu shots at Purdue University Student Health Center (PUSH). Beginning Nov. 9, PUSH will provide seasonal flu shots based on vaccine availability on a walk-in basis. The Urgent Care Center on the ground floor of PUSH, 601 Stadium Mall Drive, will have flu shots available 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may experience some waiting time. Bring PUID.

For information on regional campus flu shot events, check with your campus:

   * Calumet: lowry@calumet.purdue.edu, (219) 989-2709.

   * Fort Wayne: tillapau@ipfw.edu, (260) 481-6647.

   * North Central: tlaux@pnc.edu, (219) 785-5519.