Can you afford to have the flu? Not likely. When you have the flu, your life is put on hold for several days. Protect yourself and others. Get vaccinated for the seasonal flu at a workplace clinic this year.

Seasonal flu shots and nasal spray seasonal flu vaccine will be available with no out-of-pocket cost to all state employees at MSU Moorhead who present their Minnesota Advantage Health Plan member ID card. A limited supply of the nasal spray seasonal flu vaccine is available at our workplace clinics for employees whose health status meets criteria for prescribed use. If you decide to receive your nasal spray seasonal flu vaccination elsewhere, such as at your primary care clinic or a convenience clinic, check with your health plan about cost and coverage.

Mark your calendar! Seasonal flu vaccinations will be available at OWENS Hall, Room 207 (C) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 – 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Please bring your Minnesota Advantage Health Plan member ID card with you to the clinic. If you do not bring a valid card, the cost is $24.00 for the seasonal flu shot and $32.00 for the nasal spray seasonal flu vaccine.

If you can’t make this date, check for clinics being held at other state agencies throughout Minnesota from September 21 – October 30. Employees may attend any available state agency seasonal influenza vaccination clinic, with the exception of the Attorney General’s Office and correctional facility sites. (These clinics will only provide seasonal flu vaccinations to employees of that facility.) Workplace clinics are on a “walk-in” basis, so you do not need an appointment. If you attend a clinic at another agency you may have to check-in at security or an information area.

Seasonal flu vaccinations are also available at your primary care clinic and network convenience clinics. Check with your health plan about coverage and present your Minnesota Advantage Health Plan member ID card.

Protect yourself. Protect others. Help your workplace and home stay healthy throughout the flu season!

More information on other state clinic locations is available at http://www.mmb.state.mn.us/full-list

For more information, contact Deb Lewis in Human Resources at 2158.