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Flu Shots for Penn Faculty and Staff
October 21, 2008, Volume 55, No. 9

Human Resources is partnering with Occupational Medicine to offer full- and part-time staff flu shots at a discounted cost. Having the flu is never pleasant, so we hope you will take advantage of this health promotion opportunity.

How can I get a flu shot?

So that we can prepare for the demand, you must pre-register online to receive a flu shot. This allows us to keep lines and waiting to a minimum.

Pre-registering is very easy. Just go to www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/wellness/flushots.asp and follow the step-by-step instructions. You can register up until the day before the date you select, but it’s better to do so sooner rather than later because time slots fill up quickly. The first and last time slots typically fill up most quickly, so try selecting some time in the middle for easier registration.

When can I get a flu shot?

• Thursday, November 6, 2008, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

• Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

• Thursday, November 13, 2008, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Where can I get a flu shot?

The shots will be administered at three convenient locations: the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), the Wharton School, and the School of Nursing. You’ll see the exact locations when you pre-register online.

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

Be sure that you are wearing clothes that provide easy access to your upper arm. 

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

• $22 cash (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.)

• Your PennCard

Are flu shots available at any other time or place?

Penn is offering flu shots only at the times and locations listed above. However, Aetna Health Care plan members do have access to a flu shot program through Maxim Health Systems clinics. Shots are available through mid-November. To find the Maxim Health Systems clinic nearest you, visit www.findaflushot.com or call 1-866-466-2976. Make sure you bring your Aetna ID card with you when you visit the clinic nearest you. This program is not available to members of health plans administered by providers other than Aetna.

—Division of Human Resources




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