Free flu shots will be offered for faculty, staff, students and retirees

This year’s seasonal flu shot, which includes protection against the 2009 H1N1 virus known as swine flu, will be given to faculty, staff, students and retirees free of charge. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all adults receive the seasonal flu vaccine this year.

Stanford’s Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) department and Vaden Health Center will be overseeing the offering of free influenza vaccinations throughout campus for faculty, staff, students, spouses and dependents of students, post-doctoral scholars and retirees beginning in early October.

Vaccination clinics for faculty, staff and retirees will be held at such locations as Lagunita Dining on Oct. 12; 340 Bonair Siding on Oct. 28; and Burnham Pavilion on Nov. 10. A full schedule of clinics can be found online, as can the various consent forms faculty, staff and retirees will need.

Vaden Health Center also will be offering free flu vaccinations to students, student spouses and dependents who are older than 18.

Spouses and dependents of employees, post-doctoral scholars and retirees can receive the vaccine for $25. The Vaden flu clinics will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. beginning Monday, Oct. 4.

This year’s seasonal flu shot includes protection against the 2009 H1N1 virus, known as swine flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults receive the seasonal flu vaccine this year. This year’s shot will boost immunity for those who received the H1N1 vaccine last year or who had the illness, according to Jamie Boseman, a nurse and operations manager with EH&S.

For more information, visit http://flu.stanford.edu. Faculty, staff and retirees may call the Occupational Health Center at 725-5308 or contact nurse practitioner Mike Spychalski at [email protected].  Students and their spouses or domestic partners may call Vaden Health Center at 498-2336.