With the flu season quickly approaching, now is a great time to get your annual flu shot.
The Pat Walker Health Center is now providing flu shots to the University of A. Students, faculty, and staff can book influenza vaccine appointments online at myhealth.uark.edu.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Pat Walker Health Center will not be offering a walk-in flu vaccination clinic this semester. Appointments (and masks) are required for flu shots administered at the clinic.
Health center officials are forecasting a higher than normal flu shot demand this season, so medical experts are strongly urging everyone to get the flu shot as soon as possible.
“Getting the flu shot is more important than ever this year,” said Dr. Huda Sharaf, medical director of the Pat Walker Health Center. “Not only is the flu shot the best way to protect against the flu virus, getting the flu shot this season can help reduce the burden on our health systems in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. . “
Driving flu vaccination clinic
For added convenience, Pat Walker Health Center hosts a drive-thru flu vaccination clinic in the parking lot of Baum Walker Stadium. No appointment is required.
Get the flu shot
Tuesday and Wednesday 28-29 sept.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Parking in front of Baum-Walker Stadium – South Razorback Road and West 15th Street
The vaccination clinic is for students, faculty and staff only – you must show your University of Alberta ID / number. A mask / face cover is also required.
The cost of the flu shot is $ 20 for students and $ 50 for faculty and staff; however, most health insurance policies cover the cost of the vaccine 100 percent.
Important: PWHC officials will not collect payments on site. All charges, if any, will be billed to your UAConnect account. Make sure to bring your health insurance card / policy information to avoid being charged for the vaccine.
The CDC strongly recommends that anyone six months of age and older receive an annual flu shot. Getting the vaccine early is the best way to ensure you are protected throughout the flu season.
Take Daily Steps to Protect Yourself Against the Flu … and COVID-19
- Wash your hands often. Carry alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve. When you use a tissue, immediately throw it away in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Do not share food, drink, utensils, or vaping devices.
- Regularly disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Avoid close contact with sick people, especially if they have a fever, cough, and sore throat.
- Get enough sleep, exercise regularly, manage stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious foods.
If you have flu-like symptoms, see your doctor to help reduce the severity of the flu. To make an appointment at the health center, call 479-575-4451 or visit myhealth.uark.edu.
Find more information about the flu at health.uark.edu.