The Health Center at Meredith wants to inform you about upcoming flu vaccine clinics at Meredith. This year we will be vaccinating for seasonal influenza (a combination of seasonal influenza and H1N1 vaccine).
Maxim Healthcare Services will be on campus again this year to provide influenza vaccine. Flu vaccine clinics, open to faculty/staff, students and eligible family members*, will be held Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium.
*Eligible family members may attend these flu vaccine clinics. Children ages 4 – 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Meredith students 17 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do I need to bring? If you have preventive benefits with BCBS NC, student health insurance Meredith offers, or another company listed below, you will need to bring yourInsurance card and a photo ID.
What is the cost? Students, faculty and staff (and their family members and children ages 4-17) who have preventive benefits with BCBS NC, the student health insurance Meredith offers or another company listed below will be able to receive the vaccine at no charge when Maxim Health Systems is on campus. If you are not sure whether your BCBS NC plan covers these services, please call 1-877-258-3334.
What insurance companies does Maxim Health Systems accept at the vaccine clinics at Meredith?
Student health insurance Meredith offers
North Carolina Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield from other states in the USA
Medicare Part B
PARTNERS – BCBS NCPFFS type Medicare Advantage Plans (must say PFFS on the card)
Humana Gold Choice – Southeast
Universal Health Care
What is the cost if I do NOT have preventative benefits with BCBS NC or one of the other listed companies? If you do not have preventive benefits with an insurance company listed above or with the student health insurance Meredith offers, and wish to receive the seasonal flu vaccine from Maxim Health Systems during the vaccine clinics, there is a charge of $30.
The Health Center offers flu vaccine to any Meredith College student, faculty or staff that does not preventive benefits with any of the companies listed above. The fee for flu vaccine in the Health Center for students is $20 while supplies last. Flu vaccine remains an employee benefit to faculty and staff at no charge. The Health Center does not provide vaccine for family members.
When can I receive the flu vaccine at the Health Center? The Health Center began providing the flu vaccine on September 13, 2011, and will continue while supplies last on weekdays from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Who should not receive seasonal flu vaccine? Most people are encouraged to receive seasonal flu vaccine as soon as possible this season. People who should not be vaccinated include those who have a severe allergy to chicken eggs, people who have had a severe reaction to an influenza vaccination in the past, people who developed Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) within 6 weeks of getting an influenza vaccine and people who have a moderate-to-severe illness with a fever (they should wait until they recover to get vaccinated).
For more information on seasonal flu vaccine, visit www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm.
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