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Seasonal Flu Information 2013-2014

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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.

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. 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.


For additional information please view our Seasonal Flu webpage.

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