Don't let these warm, pre-autumn days fool you. Winter's coming and the flu is, too.
How to battle the flu
- Wash hands regularly with soap and water, use hand sanitizer
- Sneeze and cough into a sleeve or tissue
- Stay home when sick
- Regularly sanitize work surfaces and high-traffic areas (phones, counters, computers, etc.)
- Strengthen immune system (eat fruits and vegetables, exercise and rest)
Occupational medicine staff will administer flu shots at no cost to employees (while supplies last) weekdays, from Oct. 5 to Oct. 16 (9 a.m.-4 p.m., 205 Technical and Administrative Services Facility). No appointment is necessary. Bring your ISU ID card to the shot clinic and wear a short-sleeve or loose-fitting shirt for better access to your arm. Because parking is limited in front of TASF, consider walking or biking to the clinic.
This year's vaccine is entirely quadrivalent, which means it protects against four viruses. Some of last year's vaccines were trivalent (protects against three viruses) as well as quadrivalent.
Flu shots will be provided at no cost for these employee groups:
- Professional and scientific
- University Child Care
- Post docs
- Affiliate employees enrolled in ISU health plans (ISU Foundation, Iowa State Daily, Greek house directors)
- Retirees on university health plans who are not yet 65
Students and visiting scholars are not eligible to receive flu shots at the clinic. These individuals should contact the Thielen Student Health Center, 294-5801, for flu vaccine information.
Employees are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible. For more information, call the University Human Resources Service Center at 294-4800.