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Flu Vaccinations at the MSU Benefits Fair

The HealthTeam Pharmacies will again be offering flu vaccines at the MSU Benefits Fair. Employees, retirees and their adult benefits-eligible dependents are eligible to receive a vaccine.

Prior to receiving the immunization, the person desiring vaccination will need to provide their pharmacy benefit insurance information, complete a screening questionnaire and read an information sheet about the product requested. A pharmacy staff member will then bill the insurance company for the cost of the medication. There will be no cost to the employee, retiree or eligible dependents who have pharmacy insurance coverage, such as those enrolled in MSU health plans. Individuals should bring their prescription benefit card if they are not currently a patient at either campus pharmacy.  

Once billing is completed, a pharmacist will review the screening questionnaire, answer any questions about the vaccine and administer the immunization if no contraindications are evident. Individuals desiring to receive the vaccine at the fair are advised that the recommended observation period after administration is 20 minutes to ensure no adverse reaction takes place.

The following vaccine preparations will be available:

Age

Route of Administration

Preparation

18 and older

Intramuscular

Standard Flu Vaccine

>65 years

Intramuscular

Standard or High-Dose Flu Vaccine

 

Because of the observation period, the last vaccination will be given 30 minutes prior to the closing of the fair. Thus, flu shots will be available at the following times:

  • Tuesday, October 17, noon to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 18, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 19, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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