Flu Vaccine Available Monday, Sept. 27
The first flu vaccine clinic for the Meredith community will be held on Monday, Sept. 27.
Every year people young and old die from influenze (flu). The CDC recommends that anyone age 6 months and greater be vaccinated for the flu unless told otherwise by their medical provider. Vaccination can help decrease the risk of acquiring the flu and the symptoms that come with it. Typically, the flu affects the very young and the "mature", but last year during the H1N1 pandemic people age 19 - 24 were the most affected. Flu vaccine is something simple and convenient that can be done to reduce your chances of getting the flu this year.
Important Information Regarding Influenza (Flu) Vaccine - 2010
The Health Center wants you to know about the upcoming flu vaccine clinics at Meredith for 2010. This year we will be vaccinating for seasonal influenza (a combination of seasonal influenza and H1N1 vaccine). The Health Center encourages all Meredith College students, faculty, staff and family members age 4 and greater with health insurance coverage that includes preventive benefits to please attend one of the Maxim Health Systems influenza clinics when they are on campus later this year. (See schedule below for more information.) Children younger than 4 years of age will have to see their medical provider to receive flu vaccine.
ONLY ONE INJECTION THIS YEAR!
When/where/what time will Maxim Health Systems be administering influenza vaccine on campus?
Faculty/Staff/Students*:Monday, September 27, Chapel Common Room, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Faculty/Staff/Students*: Tuesday, October 5, SMB Atrium, 4 p.m. –7 p.m.
Faculty/Staff/Students*: Wednesday, October 13, SMB Atrium, 4 p.m. –7 p.m.
Faculty/Staff: Wednesday, October 20, Belk West,1 p.m.–4 p.m. (Employee Benefits Fair)
*Eligible family members may attend these flu vaccine clinics. Children ages 4 – 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
What do I need to bring? If you have preventive benefits with BCBS NC or another company listed below, you will need to bring your Insurance 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 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 if the BCBS I have is from another state?
What health insurance companies does Maxim Health Systems accept at the vaccine clinics provided at Meredith?
What is the cost if you 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, 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 Health Center does not provide vaccine for family members. The fee for flu vaccine in the Health Center for students is $20 while supplies last. This remains an employee benefit to faculty and staff at no charge.
When is the first day to receive the flu vaccine at the Health Center? Beginning, Monday, September 27, 2010 on weekdays from 9 am – 12 pm while supplies last.
Who should not receive seasonal flu vaccine?