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Flu Shots for Penn Faculty & Staff: Winter 2005/2006

The flu season is almost upon us. To help you prepare, Human Resources and Occupational Medicine have arranged for on-campus flu shots for full and part-time Penn faculty and staff. The shots are offered at a discounted rate of $20. We hope you will take advantage of this health promotion opportunity.

When can I get a flu shot?

Wednesday, November 9, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Monday, November 14, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 15, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Where can I get a flu shot?

The shots will be administered at three on-campus locations: the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Wharton School, and the School of Nursing.  Location specifics will be provided when you pre-register.

Please note that pre-registration is required.

Pre-registration allows us to be prepared for demand. It keeps lines down and reduces wait times to a few minutes.  For all these reasons, we ask you to go online to pre-register for a specific time slot.

How do I pre-register?

Details on how to pre-register are available on the Human Resources website at www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/flushots.asp. You can register up to the day before your desired date; however, time slots can fill up quickly so we encourage you to pre-register as soon as possible.  The first and last time slots typically fill up the fastest, so you may want to try a middle time slot for easier registration.

What do I need to bring to the flu shot site?

You will need to bring the following with you in order to receive a flu shot:

$20 cash*

Your PennCard

Your Confirmation Sheet from the online
registration process

* Note that you may be eligible to receive reimbursement from your health care provider.  Health insurance and pre-tax account reimbursement information will be available at each flu shot site.

What should I wear to the flu shot site?

Please remember to wear clothes that provide easy access to your upper arm.

If you do not have access to a computer to register online or you have questions about this program or the pre-registration process, please contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or orna@hr.upenn.edu.

Another Flu Shot Option

You may also be able to obtain a flu shot at one of more than 20,000 locations nationwide through Maxim Health Systems. For more information, go to Maxim’s website at www.findaflushot.com, or call their automated locator system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll free at 1-866-466-2976.  Note that if you are covered by Penn’s Aetna HMO plan, bring your Aetna ID card and pay just $15 for your flu shot. Otherwise, the charge is $25.

  —Division of Human Resources

 



 
  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 8, October 18, 2005

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