Flu shots available; free for many

Kaiser-Permanente subscribers received a bonus this week that could ward off the sniffles, sneezes and other unpleasant symptoms of the flu.

In a letter to Kaiser-Permanente subscribers, the insurance provider most used by UCCS faculty and staff, the insurance company’s medical director outlined procedures for free flu shots. Subscribers can visit Kaiser Permanente offices at the Briargate Senior Health Center, 4105 Briargate Parkway, or Pueblo North Medical Offices, 3607 Parker Blvd., Pueblo, submit receipts from retail stores or pharmacies, or visit the subscriber’s primary care physician. For more information, visit kp.org/flu or call (866) 868-7091.

Flu shots from the Student Health Center will qualify for reimbursement, according to Stephanie Hanenberg, director.

In sharp contrast to last year’s H1N1 flu, Hanenberg said there is an ample supply of flu vaccine. As a result, vaccinations are available for faculty, staff, students as well as spouses and domestic partners. The cost of a flu shot is $20 and shots are available on a walk-in basis during regular health center hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. For more information, contact the Student Health Center, 255-4444 or visit http://www.uccs.edu/~shc/index.htm.

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