University Health Center offers flu shots to campus community

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University Health Center offers flu shots to campus community

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The University Health Center is offering flu shots for students, faculty and staff.

Students can receive a flu shot during drop-in clinics (schedule below) or by making an appointment. All faculty and staff, as well as students under the age of 18, must make an appointment to receive a flu shot.

The flu shots are free for students. Faculty and staff inoculations have a charge, which can be submitted to private insurance or paid out-of-pocket. Appointments can be made by calling 402-472-5000.

Students will need to bring their NCard to receive a flu shot.

The University Health Center, which is managed by Nebraska Medicine, offers Fluarix Quadrivalent flu shots, which protect against four flu viruses. The high-dose flu vaccine for individuals 65 or older is not being offered by the health center.

Learn more about the University Health Center’s flu shot options. The health center is located at 550 N. 19th St.

Drop-in flu vaccine clinics for students at the University Health Center, Room 240, are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22. A clinic on East Campus is 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 12 in the Nebraska East Union across from Starbucks.

Students who are 18 are required to get parental permission due to Nebraska state law. A Power of Attorney form is necessary.

A Power of Attorney form is not valid for students who are 17 or younger. Those students cannot participate in a drop-in clinic but can get vaccinated by making an appointment at the University Health Center. Staff will call a parent/guardian at the time of check-in to obtain permission to complete the vaccination.

For more information on flu shot opportunities at the University Health Center, including a related Q&A, click here.

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