Flu shot clinics will be limited on campus

Health officials are encouraging everyone to get a flu shot this year, so flu cases won’t take resources away from the fight against COVID-19.

Pitt will offer flu shot clinics for faculty and staff for fall 2020, but because of the pandemic, the dates and times on campus will be limited, according to Human Resources.

Those with UPMC Health Plan coverage can receive a flu shot at no cost, as well as receive Wellness Incentive credit for having it done. If you don’t want to come to campus for your flu shot, UPMC Health Plan members may get one from a participating provider or at Giant Eagle or Rite Aid pharmacies at no out-of-pocket cost.

The Pittsburgh campus will host flu shot clinics from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 and 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Petersen Events Center. Advance registration is required, and, if you are currently working off-campus, you are required to fill out the Daily COVID-19 Health Check prior to coming to campus on the day of your appointment.  When you go to the registration website, UPMC’s online form lists Falk Clinic twice, but the one that says “Campus” is the Petersen Events Center.

Falk Pharmacy in Oakland also will offer flu shots by appointment from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays through Oct. 15.

The Bradford campus will host two flu shot clinics from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 and 14 at the Frame-Westerberg Commons, Mukaiyama University Room. Pre-registration is not required.

The Greensburg, Johnstown, Mechanicsburg and Titusville campuses will not host on-campus clinics.

If you obtain a flu shot at a clinic or pharmacy that does not participate with UPMC Health Plan, then you will need to pay for the flu shot at the time of service and file a claim for reimbursement.

Get more information on the Human Resources website.