Wellness Opportunities and Information
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2012 Carleton College Flu Clinic
The 2012 Flu Clinic for faculty and staff will take place in Great Hall on Monday, October 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on Thursday, October 4th from 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Faculty and staff are invited to bring their children (ages 3 and over) to our Flu Clinic again this year.
There are two types of influenza vaccine:
- Live attenuated (LAIV) which contains live but attenuated (weakened) influenza virus. It is sprayed into the nostrils. LAIV does not contain thimerosal or preservatives; it is recommended for healthy people 2-49 years of age who are not pregnant and do not have certain health conditions. A Self-Screening Checklist for the FluMist is available (below) and will also be available at the Flu Clinic.
- Inactivated (killed) influenza vaccine which is given by injection.
Please bring your health insurance card(s) on the day of your vaccination. The Homeland Health Specialists are able to accept insurance cards from BlueCross BlueShield (which is Carleton’s carrier), as well as insurance cards for Medica, HealthPartners, Preferred One, UCare, America’s PPO, Prime West, South Country Health Care Alliance and Medicare. Homeland Health will bill your respective provider for the vaccine for all members of your family.
If the vaccination is not covered by your provider, the College will pay for the cost of your vaccine for you and your spouse/domestic partner. Shots for children not covered by the insurance companies listed will be $25.00 for the injection or $35.00 for the FluMist, payable in cash at the time of administration.
Also available at our clinic this year will be the opportunity for a Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) shot for adults (ages 18-64). The Tdap is covered by HealthPartners, BlueCross BlueShield and Medica at the member's benefit level; Homeland Health Specialists will be able to submit to these insurance vendors only. If you do not have insurance through these noted vendors, the cost for the Tdap is $55.00 and will need to be paid in cash at the time of administration.
Consent forms and other information regarding this year’s flu vaccine are available (below). You may print and complete the consent form prior to the Flu Shot Clinic or complete one while at Great Hall.
We encourage your participation and recommend you wear short sleeves on the day of immunization.
Appointments are not required.
Fight the Flu!! Don't let the flu stop you!! The best protection you can get and give is a flu shot.
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