The University of Toledo has added three additional drop-in influenza immunization clinics this week on Health Science Campus.
Vaccinations are free and made available to all University faculty, staff and students. Individuals must wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
Experts say this year during the global COVID-19 pandemic it’s more important than ever for individuals to make time to get an annual influenza vaccine.
“Flu vaccines are a safe and effective way to reduce your risk of getting the flu and to lower your chances of serious illness if you do come down with influenza. Additionally, it’s a way to protect those around you,” said Dr. Michael Ellis, an infectious disease specialist and chief medical officer at The University of Toledo Medical Center.
Faculty, staff, students and volunteers at UTMC who have not been granted a medical or religions waver must receive a flu vaccination by Nov. 2. Those who received a flu vaccination elsewhere must provide documentation.
Prior to the vaccination, employees must fill out a consent form, which is available at influenza.utoledo.edu. Those who have received flu shots elsewhere may upload documentation of their vaccination at the same website.
Students and employees can save time and register on the influenza vaccination website before going to a clinic.
Clinics will take place:
• Tuesday, Oct. 20 — Mulford Library Annex Room 245, 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Wednesday, Oct. 21 — Mulford Library Annex Room 245, 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Wednesday, Oct. 21 — Health and Human Services Building Lobby, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Thursday, Oct. 22 — Mulford Library Annex Room 245, 11:15 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Wednesday, Oct. 28 — Savage Arena outside Rocky’s Locker, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If unable to attend the flu shot clinics, members of the UToledo community are encouraged to connect with their health care provider or pharmacist to receive their annual flu shot.