Student flu vaccine clinics begin Sept. 28

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — University Health Services, a unit of Penn State Students Affairs, will offer student flu vaccine clinics beginning Sept. 28 in Alumni Hall, HUB-Robeson Center.

Flu clinics offer students convenient opportunities to get vaccinated against influenza on campus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an annual flu vaccine is the first and most important step in preventing flu viruses. The organization recommends that everyone, age six months and older, get vaccinated each season.

The cost of the vaccine is $25. Students are asked to bring their Penn State student ID and insurance card at the time of service. University Health Services will bill in-network health insurance carriers for the cost of the vaccine; students who are uninsured, have out-of-network coverage and/or do not supply insurance information will be billed $25 to their Bursar account. Payment will not be collected at the clinics.

In addition to the convenience that flu vaccine clinics provide, students receiving the vaccine at any clinic will be exempt from applicable administration and appointment fees. Students are reminded that they may schedule an appointment with University Health Services to receive the flu vaccine at any time.  

A full list of clinic dates and times are available on University Health Services website. Walk-in appointments are welcome.

To learn more about influenza, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm.

Last Updated September 15, 2017