It may be hard to believe, but flu season is almost here. Each year, millions of people get influenza, and hundreds of thousands are hospitalized or even die from flu-related causes.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu.

For the 2019-20 school year, U-M faculty and staff have several on-campus flu vaccination options. 

Michigan Medicine faculty and staff (including the Medical School), medical or nursing students and volunteers can receive free flu vaccinations at health system fairs, through U-M Occupational Health Services in the Med Inn Building, or from clinical unit flu liaisons. Check med.umich.edu/flu for more information and a list of options later this fall.

More than two dozen walk-in flu shot clinics are scheduled for non-Michigan Medicine faculty and staff and U-M students; the UM-Dearborn campus; and UM-Flint campus. U-M retirees, spouses and other qualified adults (OQA) 18 or older can also attend.

Ann Arbor campus 2019-20 clinics

For non-Michigan Medicine employees, U-M students, employee spouses, and retirees:

  • Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Michigan League, Vandenberg (2nd floor)
  • Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Michigan League, Room 4 (1st floor)
  • Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Palmer Commons, Plaza Room
  • Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., LS&A Tisch Hall (Room 1014)
  • Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Pierpont Commons, East Room
  • Sept. 25, 2-6 p.m., Michigan League, Michigan Room (2nd floor)
  • Sept. 25, 8 a.m.-noon, Duderstadt, Room 1120D and Connector Hallway Space 3
  • Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Michigan League, Henderson (3rd floor)
  • Oct. 9, 4-8 p.m., Michigan League, Michigan Room (2nd floor)
  • Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Duderstadt, Room 1120 A & B
  • Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Michigan League, Michigan (2nd floor)
  • Oct. 16, noon-4 p.m., Michigan League, Michigan Room (2nd Floor)
  • Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Michigan League, Kalamazoo Room (2nd Floor)
  • Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Palmer Commons, Plaza Room
  • Oct. 22, 3-7 p.m., Michigan League, Vandenberg Room (2nd floor)
  • Oct. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Pierpont Commons, East Room
  • Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Duderstadt, Room 1120D and Connector Hallway Space 3
  • Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Michigan League, Michigan Room (2nd floor)
  • Nov. 4, 2-6 p.m., Michigan League, Kalamazoo Room (2nd floor)
  • Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Michigan League, Kalamazoo Room (2nd floor)
  • Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Pierpont Commons, East Room
  • Dec. 5, 4-8 p.m., Michigan League, Kalamazoo Room (2nd floor)
  • Jan. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Michigan League, Room D (3rd floor)
  • Jan. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Michigan League, Room D (3rd floor)

Onsite department clinics

Dozens of campus departments, units and buildings have scheduled onsite clinics for their employees. Before attending a walk-in clinic, faculty and staff should check with their department’s administrator or contact Michigan Visiting Nurses at UMFluClinics@med.umich.edu or 734-975-3225 to see if their area has planned an on-site flu shot clinic.

UM-Dearborn 2019-20 clinics

For employees and spouses/OQAs:

  • Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-noon, University Center, Kochoff Hall A
  • Nov. 6, noon-5 p.m., University Center, Kochoff Hall C
  • Nov. 11, noon-5 p.m., University Center, Kochoff Hall C
  • Nov. 12, noon-5 p.m., College of Business and CEHHS Faculty Staff Lounge, 2nd floor of Fairlane Center South

UM-Flint 2019-20 clinic

For employees and spouses/OQAs:

  • Nov. 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Harding Mott University Center, UCEN Happenings Room

Campus flu shot clinics are provided through a partnership between MHealthy, Michigan Visiting Nurses and University Health Service. In addition to these clinics, non-Michigan Medicine employees can also get a flu shot through their primary care provider.

Michigan Visiting Nurses has increased the number of health insurance plans it accepts. Individuals covered under an accepted insurance plan will not have to pay out-of-pocket. Those not covered can still receive a flu shot for $30, payable by check or credit card.

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