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WKUHS : Seasonal Flu

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Seasonal Flu Information 2013-2014

WKU Health Services has received the adult inactivated injectable form of the  seasonal flu vaccine. Please know that the inactivated flu vaccine does not contain any live influenza virus. We are administering the vaccine on a walk-in basis, so feel free to stop by WKUHS during regular business hours. The vaccine is available to all members of the WKU campus community. It is recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) that everyone 6 months and older receive the vaccine annually.

Influenza Symptoms

Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

* It's important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

Flu Severity

Flu is unpredictable and how severe it is can vary widely from one season to the next depending on many things, including:

  • what flu viruses are spreading,
  • how much flu vaccine is available
  • when vaccine is available
  • how many people get vaccinated, and
  • how well the flu vaccine is matched to flu viruses that are causing illness.

 

Insurance Information

The flu vaccine is covered fully by the WKU Anthem BCBS plan and you will not be charged a co-pay. If you have insurance other than WKU Anthem BCBS, we can bill your insurance, but we cannot guarantee it will be covered. After the claim has processed, you may be subject to paying a co-insurance, deductible or co-pay amount depending on your individual plan. Currently we are unable to accept or bill Medicare or any state Medicaid insurance plan. Please bring an I.D. and your insurance card if you want us to bill your insurance. Please contact your insurance company for details about your plan and coverage.

 

Payment Methods / Special Discount

If you are not filing insurance, you can pay with cash, big red dollars, check or with a credit card. Non-insured patients and community members that do not have insurance are eligible for a cash payment prompt pay discount of $20.00. The payment will be collected during the time of the visit. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 745-5641 and press option 2 or contact our Insurance & Billing Coordinator at  healthservices-billing@wku.edu or by calling 745-5034.

 

Parking Information

If you choose to drive please park in the Health Services parking lot located in front of our building. Please make sure you sign in your vehicle information upon arrival. For details on parking please view our parking information page.

Additional Resources and Links

Seasonal Flu Handouts

Seasonal Flu Patient Forms

Seasonal Flu Websites


WKU Regional Campus Flu Shots

KCTCS faculty, staff, students, and their dependents are welcome to get flu shots.

WKU Elizabethtown
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
3:00pm -6:00pm (EST)
Room 227

 

WKU Owensboro
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
2:30pm - 5:30pm (CST)
Badgett Conference Room 104

 

WKU Glasgow
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
12:00pm - 3:00pm (CST)
Room 131

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Health and Safety Fair
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
10:00am - 1:00pm
Centennial Mall

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WKU HR Open Enrollment
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
10:00am - 3:30pm
KY Building

 

 Last Modified 1/7/14