By University Relations Staff
NEWPORT, R.I. - Flu season is almost upon us. Although flu season peaks in January and February, people are urged to have flu shots as soon as the vaccine becomes available. To that end, Health Services and the Wellness Company will sponsor two flu clinics at Salve Regina this fall. Both are open to the University community as well as the general public.
Seasonal flu clinics will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 and Thursday, Oct. 11 in the Rodgers Recreation Center, Rooms 030-031.
There is no charge for those with the following insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare Part B, United Healthcare, Neighborhood Health, Tufts, Cigna or the student consolidated health plan. For those with a difference insurance provider and the uninsured, the cost is $20.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are many different flu viruses, the flu vaccine is designed to protect against the three main flu strains that research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season.
To register for the flu clinic, visit www.thewellcomp.com. Under "Register Now," choose "Flu - College/University" and use the login name "salve." Individuals must be 18 or older and must bring their insurance card to the clinic.
For more information, call Health Services at (401) 341-2904.