September 17, 2009

2009 Flu Clinic Date Changes

The Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) has notified SIUC that the scheduled shipment of vaccines for the seasonal flu shot clinic is delayed. Therefore, the clinic scheduled for Tuesday, September 22 at the Student Recreation Center Alumni Lounge is rescheduled for Tuesday, October 13, 2009 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Please note that the location is also moved to the Student Health Center Auditorium.

JCHD will be assessing the vaccine supply on a weekly basis, and will be making adjustments to all of their clinics as needed. If you were planning on attending a clinic other than the two scheduled at SIUC, please check the JCHD website at or contact their phone messaging number at 687-3143.

The clinic scheduled for September 30, 2009 remains unchanged.

The Department of Central Management Services provides free seasonal flu immunizations for all active and retired SIUC employees and surviving spouses enrolled in a state-sponsored health plan.

Employees must present verification of employment (University ID) as well as a picture ID and a state health insurance card to receive the free immunization. Retirees and survivors must provide their state health insurance card and one type of picture identification. For health department billing purposes, individuals must provide either the last four digits of their Social Security number, their address or date of birth. Retirees and survivors who have Medicare Part B coverage must present their red, white and blue Medicare cards.

If you cannot attend one of these scheduled clinics, you may go to the Jackson County Health Department flu clinic to receive your free immunization.

Graduate assistants and teaching assistants may receive immunizations at the Student Health Center. Please call the health center to schedule an appointment.

Flu shot clinic dates, times and locations:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 30, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Student Recreation Center Alumni Lounge. For last names beginning with N-Z.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Student Health Center Auditorium. For last names beginning with A-M.

For more information, contact the Human Resources Benefit Office at 618/453-6668.