Free Flu Shots Available to Salaried Employees, Oct. 23 to Nov. 6

Oct. 19, 2006 -- All University of Virginia academic-division salaried employees who are eligible for University benefits can receive a free flu vaccine at one of numerous sites around Grounds on every weekday between Oct. 23 and Nov. 6. (Employees of the Health System can check the Health System intranet for a schedule of vaccinations offered by Employee Health and WorkMed.)

UVA-WorkMed staff will administer the vaccine, free of charge to faculty and staff, at the times and locations listed below. Current picture identification (University ID or drivers license) will be required in order to receive the flu shot, which is given on a first-come, first-served basis. No pre-registration is required. If you have questions regarding eligibility to receive the shot, please call the Office of Employee Benefits at 924-4392. The vaccine program is sponsored by University Human Resources.

The following points serve as a reminder of the importance of yearly influenza immunizations:

  • Influenza epidemics, which can occur on an annual basis, may cause sufficient illness among unprotected employees to disrupt essential services of the University.
  • The influenza vaccine must be taken on an annual basis for protection because the antigens in the vaccine formulation are altered yearly to reflect recently circulating strains of influenza.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends pregnant and breast-feeding women get the flu shot. Because each circumstance can be different, we ask pregnant and breast-feeding women to obtain doctor approval prior to requesting the influenza vaccination from WorkMed.

If you have clinical questions regarding whether you should receive the vaccine please contact UVa-WorkMed at 243-0076.

Flu shots will be given as follows:

Monday, October 23, 8 a.m. to noon
Fontaine Research Park
545 Ray C. Hunt Dr.
2nd Floor Conference Room 2318

Tuesday, October 24, 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Jordan Hall Conference Center
Rooms G1 & 2

Tuesday, October 24, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Fontaine Research Park
415 Ray C. Hunt Dr., Medical Building 1
2nd Floor Conference Room 2176

Wednesday, October 25, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Student Health Center

Thursday, October 26, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Darden School
Room 145

Friday, October 27, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Printing Services
Old Ivy Road

Monday, October 30,12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Carruthers Hall
Conference Room E

Tuesday, October 31, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Facilities Management
Lunch Room - Alderman Road

Tuesday, October 31, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Facilities Management
Lunch Room - Alderman Road

Wednesday, November 1, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Newcomb Hall
Room 168A & B

Thursday, November 2, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Newcomb Hall
Room 168A & B

Friday, November 3, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Law School
Room WB 119

Monday, November 6, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Physics Department - McCormick Rd.
Room 313