Many local health care providers and community clinics have started offering vaccinations against seasonal influenza — the “regular” flu shots that many people get every year.
Seasonal flu shots do not provide any protection against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus that has been linked to the current outbreak on campus. However, they are formulated to be protective against other strains that may circulate later this year.
To limit the spread of disease in the community, all faculty, staff and students are encouraged to get a seasonal flu shot every year.
On Sept. 21, University Health Services (UHS) began offering free seasonal flu shots for all registered UW-Madison students. Flu shots are available without an appointment from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday on the sixth floor of 333 East Campus Mall, and on selected dates in certain residence hall locations. For more information, including a complete schedule of satellite clinics, click here.
Seasonal flu shot clinics for UW-Madison employees will be provided at 12 campus locations beginning Monday, Nov. 3, and running through Friday, Nov. 14. Download the full calendar of campus clinics (PDF). Read more »