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Who can get vaccinated at UHS?

• All UMass Amherst students.

• Faculty, staff and students' dependents whose primary care provider is at UHS.

Vaccinations are billed to your health insurance; bring your plan’s ID card with you. Both injected and inhaled forms of the flu vaccine are available.

Walk-in mobile clinics are taking place:

• Thu., Oct. 9, 4 – 7 p.m., Commonwealth Honors College;
• Thu., Oct. 16, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., North Apartments;
• Fri., Oct. 17, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m., North Village Apartments;
• Thu., Oct. 23, 4 – 7 p.m., Berkshire DC;
• Thu., Nov. 6, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Webster Hall lobby;
• Fri., Nov. 14, 2 – 5 p.m., The Spot, Student Union; and
• Thu., Nov. 20, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m., Recreation Center.

Walk-in flu clinics are taking place in room 302 at UHS:

• Fri., Oct. 10, 9 a.m. – noon;
• Thu., Oct. 16, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.;
• Fri., Oct. 24, 9 a.m. – noon;
• Mon., Oct. 27, 1 – 4 p.m.;
• Fri., Nov. 7, 9 a.m. – noon;
• Fri., Nov. 14, 9 a.m. – noon;
• Thu., Nov. 20, 9 a.m. – noon; and
• Fri., Nov. 21, 9 a.m.– noon.

If you already have an appointment with a UHS provider, you can be vaccinated at the same time – just ask!

If UHS is not your primary care provider:

See your regular healthcare provider for a vaccination, attend a community clinic or stop by one of the many retailers offering flu vaccines. To find an immunization site near you, try the HealthMap app.

Community flu clinics on campus

Maxim Health Systems is conducting two public flu clinics on campus this fall:

• Tue., Oct. 14, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Campus Center room 168C; and
• Thu., Nov. 13, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Campus Center room 176.

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.

About Ebola

The current outbreak of Ebola is making news and people have many questions. While the risk of getting the virus is very low, UHS and area public health experts are sharing useful information and guidance in this fact sheet.

About Enterovirus D68

Enterovirus D68 is among a large group of these type of viruses that can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. In general, infants, children and teens are more likely to get infected.

Simple tips for staying healthier include:
• Washing hands often with soap and water.
• Covering coughs and sneezes.
• Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with sick people and stay home when you're sick.

For more information, download the Massachusetts Department of Public Health fact sheet.