Get your free flu vaccination
Flu season is here again, and University Human Resources (UHR) encourages faculty and staff to get their annual flu shot.
Receiving a flu vaccination is one way to help keep those around you, including family, colleagues, and patients safe and healthy. For faculty and staff in 50% or greater regular positions, getting your vaccination is free and easy!
Convenient, on-campus flu vaccine events have been scheduled, with locations across campus. You may also schedule your vaccine at UI Quickcare, UI Urgent Care, Iowa River Landing, a local pharmacy, or from your primary care provider. If you don't have a primary care provider, request one by calling 800-777-8442 or use the online appointment form.
The CDC recommends an annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older. In addition to receiving a flu vaccine, the CDC recommends these preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If you are sick, limit contact with others.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, throw the tissue in the trash after.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Visit this CDC webpage for guidance on symptoms, including influenza, the common cold, and COVID-19.
While flu season happens every year, there can be a lot of information and questions, including around COVID-19. Frequently asked questions are available on The Loop.
We appreciate you sharing this information with your colleagues.
Please reach out to Erin Litton, email@example.com, senior director of well-being services, with questions.