Employee seasonal flu shot registration opens Sept. 14; clinics begin Sept. 22

Seasonal flu shot clinics for University employees begin Sept. 22 — nearly four weeks earlier than last year’s clinics — in order to provide the vaccine to employees as soon as possible.

Registration for employees for seasonal flu shots begins online Sept. 14 and can be made by visiting ehs.unc.edu. Employees without Internet access should ask their supervisors or administrative assistants for help in making an appointment.

There will be 19 clinics at convenient campus locations during the last two weeks of September and every week in October.

Because of parking and staff limitations, these clinics are for University faculty and staff only. Students are to contact Campus Health Services (campushealth.unc.edu) for a seasonal influenza vaccination. Family members, retirees, volunteers and others who do not qualify as employees can find a local flu clinic by going to Find a Flu Clinic, on the Web site of the American Lung Association.

There is no charge for flu shots for employees enrolled in the State Health Plan, but they must bring their State Health Plan card and a photo ID to the appointment. Cost of shots for those not on the State Health Plan is $30. After vaccination, a form will be provided for those employees to file a claim with other health insurers.

This seasonal influenza vaccine will not provide protection against the H1N1 flu. The U.S. Government, through the Centers for Disease Control, is in the process of testing a vaccine for H1N1 and as soon as it is released for general public distribution, the campus community will be notified.

For current information about the H1N1 flu and updates about the vaccine’s availability, refer to alertcarolina.unc.edu.