Get Your Shot Tomorrow! Flu Season Approaches


Get Your Shot Tomorrow! Flu Season Approaches

Free flu shots are being offered to state employees across the University of Arizona campus, starting Oct. 2 at the Farmers Market in the University of Arizona Health Sciences Plaza from 9 a.m. to noon and 1  to 2:30 p.m.

Most seasonal flu activity happens between October and May with U.S. peaks between December and February, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s generally recommended that people get their flu shots by October.

UA & State Employees
Offered as part of the state employee benefits package through UA Life & Work Connections (LWC) and Healthwaves, you can find eligibility criteria and a full schedule of dates, times and locations across campus here. Healthwaves nurses administer flu and other immunization clinics onsite for employer groups that include the state of Arizona. A dozen UA flu clinic sites are scheduled through Oct. 15 in Tucson. Be sure to bring your CatCard or health insurance card.

To be eligible for the shot without a fee, your health insurance card should include “Benefit Options.” Otherwise, the cost is $40, the same fee to students or the general public — who are welcome, said Jodi Charvoz, MEd, RD, ACE, a counselor with the LWC’s Employee Wellness & Health Promotion program. That cost is higher this year because th