Flu Shots Now Available

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fighting the fluMADISON - Flu shots will be available at UW Health clinics beginning October 15, 2007. Please call your primary care clinic for information on how to schedule your flu shot appointment.
 
If you are in the high-risk category, you are strongly advised to get a flu shot. High-risk patients have the highest risk of serious health complications if they get the flu.
 
Who Should Get a Flu Shot?
 
The following persons are considered high-risk: 
  • All children 6 months to 5 years old
  • Anyone 50 years or older 
  • Anyone with a chronic health condition 
  • Pregnant women 
  • Anyone in contact with infants less than 6 months old
  • Families, households or individuals in contact with someone in the above groups 
  • Health care workers
  • Anyone who wants protection from the flu

Walk-In Flu Shot Clinics Schedule

 

Walk-in flu shot clinics will take place at the UW Health West Clinic at 451 Junction Road (View Map) for adult, high-risk patients (see high-risk criteria above). The clinics on the following dates will take place from 9am-4pm, and no appointment is necessary. To receive a flu shot for pediatric patients at the West Clinic, please call your primary care provider for an appointment.

 

Adult walk-in flu shot clinics at the West Clinic will be held from 9am-4pm on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Nov. 1
  • Friday, Nov. 2
  • Thursday, Nov. 8
  • Friday, Nov. 9
  • Monday, Nov. 12
  • Tuesday, Nov. 13
  • Wednesday, Nov. 14

For the West Clinic walk-in clinics, please follow the signs in the main lobby to find your destination.

 

Flu shots are offered at all other UW Health clinics by appointment only. If you already have an appointment scheduled with your doctor in the next few months, you may have your flu shot at your appointment. To schedule a flu shot appointment, call your primary care provider.

 

If you are paying for your flu shot out-of-pocket, contact your clinic for cost information.

 

If you are unsure if you, or someone you care for, should have a flu shot, please contact your primary care provider. If you do not have a primary care provider, you may contact clinics from the following UW Health services to schedule an appointment:

Preventing the Flu

 

We strongly encourage everyone to practice simple disease-prevention methods. Prevention is the best defense against the flu and other airborne illnesses, and reduces the chances that you will infect someone else.

 

By following these 5 basic preventive measures, the risk of getting ill or spreading disease is greatly reduced:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Stay away from other people who may be ill
  • Use tissues for coughing and sneezing
  • Keep your hands away from your mouth, nose and eyes
  • Reduce stress, eat right and get enough sleep
  • Learn more about flu prevention and vaccination in our Fighting the Flu section

For updates throughout the flu season, please check uwhealth.org or call the UW Health Flu Hotline at (800) 635-1990.

 


Date Published: 10/16/2007


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