IUPUI’s seasonal flu vaccine clinics

<p>Former Chancellor Paydar receives a vaccine. Photo courtesy of IUPUI Campus Health.</p>

Former Chancellor Paydar receives a vaccine. Photo courtesy of IUPUI Campus Health.

Throughout October, IUPUI is holding multiple flu vaccine clinics in the Campus Center room 450 for students wanting seasonal flu vaccines.

All registered IUPUI students are eligible for these services, offered by IUPUI Student Health, and can register for a spot at the clinics. 

Registration is easy. Choose the date and time that works best for you and fill out a form to confirm your appointment. If the date or time you wanted is no longer available, you can also send a request form so that the clinic can work to accommodate your preferences. 

The dates and times of the clinics are as follows: 

  • Oct. 10 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 

  • Oct. 18 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

  • Oct. 26 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Oct. 31 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  

IUPUI Student Health also offers the following vaccine services throughout the year by appointment: 

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)

  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis)

  • Influenza

  • COVID-19

  • Hepatitis A and B

  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) 

  • Meningitis ACWY and MenB

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

  • Polio

  • Typhoid Fever

According to the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, skipping vaccines leaves you vulnerable to illnesses like shingles, flu, HPV and hepatitis B, which are leading causes of cancer.

Getting vaccinated also helps protect your friends, family and others around you who might not be able to receive vaccines. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends flu vaccines as a preventive tool for people with certain chronic health conditions such as congestive heart failure, asthma or diabetes. 

The CDC also advises getting vaccinated every year to prevent potentially more serious health complications that can come from getting the flu. 

If you are unable to attend the upcoming vaccine clinics, seasonal flu vaccines are still available as same-day appointments at the Coleman Hall clinic, suite 100. 

Emma Oxenrider is a senior majoring in Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations.

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