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October 9, 2008

Flu shot clinics set

Flu shots will be provided on various dates through Nov. 25 at select Pittsburgh campus locations and at Falk Pharmacy.

Pitt faculty and staff with UPMC Health Plan coverage can receive a flu shot at no out-of-pocket cost; however, they must show their valid University and UPMC Health Plan ID cards. The claim for the flu shot will be forwarded directly to the insurance carrier.

Those who have other insurance must bring their valid University ID card and a $25 check payable to UPMC Falk Pharmacy. Cash and checks will be accepted at the Student Health Service. However, cash will not be accepted at the other campus locations. Credit cards will not accepted at any of the campus flu clinics.

Flu clinics will be available 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on:

• Oct. 13 at 1175 Benedum Hall.

• Oct. 22 at Student Health Service, Suite 500, Medical Arts Building.

• Oct. 24 at 229 and 230 Salk Hall.

• Oct. 28 at Student Health Service.

• Oct. 30 at Dining Room B William Pitt Union.

• Nov. 7 at 5203 Posvar Hall.

• Nov. 10 at 540 Bridgeside Point.

• Nov. 21 at the 2nd floor lobby of Bellefield Hall.

In addition, Falk Pharmacy will provide flu shots on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., on the second floor of the Falk Medical Building.

For more information, call Falk Pharmacy Community Care at 412/647-4003.

Flu season typically runs from December through March but can start as early as November, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a typical year, influenza causes 36,000 deaths in the United States and more than 100,000 hospitalizations, CDC officials say.

—Peter Hart

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