As Flu Season Nears, UHS Schedules Vaccination Clinics

Members of the campus community can protect themselves and others from the flu by attending one of University Health Services’ walk-in or mobile flu clinics for UMass students and other UHS patients, or by stopping by a community clinic at the Campus Center.

For students and other UHS patients

UHS flu clinics are open to UMass Amherst students; and faculty, staff and students’ dependents whose primary care provider is at UHS.

Vaccinations are billed to patients’ health insurance; they should bring their plan ID card with them.

Walk-in flu clinics at UHS are taking place every Thursday in October and on Thursdays, Nov. 7 and 21 from 1–4 p.m. in 302 UHS.

Reduce paperwork and save time by pre-registering for a vaccination. Call 577-5101, then come to UHS during clinic hours.

Walk-in mobile clinics are scheduled Wednesdays during October and November:

• Oct. 9: North Apartments, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
• Oct. 16: Berkshire DC, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
• Oct. 23: Van Meter lobby, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
• Oct. 30: Webster lobby, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
• Nov. 13: Campus Center Reading Room, noon – 3 p.m.
• Nov. 20: Recreation Center, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Patients who already have an appointment with a UHS provider can be vaccinated at the same time – just ask.

Both injected and inhaled forms of the flu vaccine are available.

Community flu clinics on campus

Maxim Health Systems is conducting public flu clinics on campus on Thursday, Oct. 10 and Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in 165-69 Campus Center.

Cost per vaccination is $30. Maxim accepts the following health plans: Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mass., Blue Cross/Blue Shield of R.I., Fallon Community Health Plans,  Harvard Pilgrim, MassHealth, Medicare Advantage plans (all), Medicare Part B, MVP, Tufts Health Plan and Unicare.