The last scheduled flu clinic for state of Illinois employees is Tuesday, Oct. 25. The clinic will be held in the Holmes Student Center, Regency Room, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The flu vaccine is free to NIU employees who are the primary insured person on any of the state of Illinois health care plans, including the HMOs or OAPs. Retired employees and survivors with state coverage who are not yet eligible for Medicare are also eligible for the free flu shot. To save time, please fill out the Vaccine Administration Record form in advance and bring it with you.
Retirees with Medicare Part B coverage do not pay as Medicare is billed directly. Please bring your Medicare card with you. You need to fill out the EAP Flu Clinic Forms for Others (please note there are two forms to fill out) and bring them with you.
Any employee who is not on one of the state of Illinois health care plans is not eligible for a free flu shot, but may receive the vaccine for $38 or bill their insurance for reimbursement. NIU employees who are a dependent on any of the state health plans will need to pay for a flu shot.
Remember to dress in clothing that allows the nurse to have easy access to your upper arm. The vaccine will not be given to anyone who is allergic to eggs or has had an adverse reaction to the influenza vaccine.
If you are unable to attend the flu clinic on Oct. 25, you may contact the DeKalb County Health Department at 815-758-6673. All students are encouraged to go to the University Health Services to receive the flu shot.