Who can get a flu shot and how much does it cost?

We have received many inquiries from students and parents regarding seasonal flu immunization (flu shots) at the Student Health Center – specifically, who can get one and how much does it cost?  Here is what you need to know: 

Any registered student is eligible to receive a flu shot.  Spouses and partners of students are eligible to receive a flu shot only during a mass immunization program.

Students insured under policies other than the Comprehensive Student Health Insurance Plan and dependents of students are expected to pay at the time of service.

The cost for flu injections administered during mass programs, scheduled 2nd floor clinic programs or during pharmacy programs is $25.  This cost is covered in full for students insured under the Comprehensive Student Health Insurance Plan. 

The cost for flu injections administered individually or during an office visit is $36.  This cost is covered at 50% under the Comprehensive Student Health Insurance Plan. 

The cost of immunizations is specifically excluded under the WilceCare Supplement, for dependents insured under the Comprehensive Student Health Insurance Plan and when administered in any facility other than the Student Health Center under the Comprehensive Student Health Insurance Plan.

Details of the distribution and costs associated with administration of the H1N1 vaccinations are still being determined.  Once we have more specific details they will be shared in a future communication. 

Our pharmacy is currently giving flu shots from 8-11am every day – no appointment is necessary.  Click here to see a calendar with the dates and times of our flu shot clinic programs (be sure to scroll to October as well).

Have a great fall quarter!

Susan Henn  (Manager, Patient Relations, Ohio State Student Health Services)

 

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