The least wonderful time of year is here – flu season.
OK, OK, there’s a lot to love about the fall and we all can delight in seeing the turning leaves. But to truly enjoy the view, you’ll want to avoid the flu. Each year, between 5 percent and 20 percent of the U.S. population contracts the flu virus.
Give yourself a shot at good health this flu season by attending a flu shot clinic on a University of Colorado campus in October.
Flu shots are free for CU Health Plan primary members and their spouses. Non-CU Health Plan members pay $26 dollars for a shot, and some insurances will be accepted (see the list of accepted insurance providers). If you carry health insurance but it’s not accepted at our clinics, you may be able receive a free shot at your doctor’s office.
CU Colorado Spring campus will offer two special clinics in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, which is generously offering free shots to all Colorado Springs faculty, staff and spouses.
Here are the need-to-know details for this season’s flu shot clinics:
- Bring your CU Health Plan member ID card
- Clinics are not open to students
- Other insurance providers may be accepted
- Vaccine Information Sheet
- Clinic dates, times and locations
- Registration instructions
If you’re a CU Health Plan member and you can’t make it to one of the clinics, you’re still eligible for a free shot through your primary care provider. Visit the CU Employee Services website to find a provider.