Thursday, January 12, 2023

It's important to get a flu vaccine annually, according to the CDC.  Flu vaccines are still available, if you haven't gotten yours yet. It is not too late to protect yourself!  Don't let a severe case of flu ruin the start of your spring semester. break.  Read these FAQs about the intersection between flu and COVID-19. 

Call us to get scheduled for an appointment at Westlawn, or visit the IMU Nurse Care clinic at G-103 IMU and get one without an appointment.  IMU Nurse Care will be open starting the first day of spring semester classes.    

We stock the quadrivalent flu vaccine injection, and the charge is $65. We will submit to your insurance plan. UI insurance and most insurance plans cover flu vaccines, but check in advance if you are unsure on your specific plan.  Charges can be placed on your U-bill.    

The free bivalent COVID-19 boosters are available too- get up to date with your COVID vaccination at the same time.  Both vaccines can be given at the same visit.  Read through these tips from UIHC to help make getting your vaccines go smoothly! 

Don't take a chance with your health! Get vaccinated and take action to protect yourself- good handwashing, social distancing, mask-wearing in crowds. Try to stay as healthy as possible with good sleep, exercise and nutrition.    If you DO get sick with the flu, here's some helpful information from the CDC.