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UK Students Urged to Get Flu Shot at Campus Clinics Beginning Oct. 6

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2015)  University Health Service (UHS) will begin providing flu shots to students for $10 with a valid student ID beginning Tuesday, Oct. 6 at various campus sites and by appointment at UHS.

UK faculty and staff (non-medical campus) can also receive flu shots at the sites below for $20. All medical campus faculty and staff are required to receive the flu vaccination and will receive it for free at dates and times to be announced at a later date.

Students can pay with a plus account, credit card, cash or check. Students who have the student insurance plan through Academic Health Plans can receive a vaccine for free if they show a valid insurance card.

Flu shots are available:

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Chem/Phys Room 114 B

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., W.T. Young Gallery Room

Thursday, Oct. 8, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., UHS First Floor Lobby    

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Johnson Center Lobby

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., W.T. Young Gallery Room

Wednesday, Oct. 29,  10 a.m. to 2 p.m., UHS First Floor Lobby

If a student cannot attend one of the clinics, call 859-323-APPT (2778) to make an appointment at UHS.

In addition to getting vaccinated, other strategies to avoiding getting sick include:

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers
  • Disinfect high-use areas like phones, door knobs, and light switches
  • Eat a well-balanced diet
  • Exercise regularly (at least 30 minutes, 4-5 times per week)
  • Get adequate sleep (7-8 hours per night)

For more information about the flu clinics and the latest health updates, follow UHS on Twitter; "like" the University Health Service Facebook page; or go to the University Health Service website.

Media Contact: Kristi Lopez,