Stock photo of a man receiving a flu shotThe SMU Health Center will offer a 2010 flu shot clinic for faculty and staff 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Oct. 4 in the main lobby of Underwood Law Library, located in the Dedman School of Law quad.

The University pays for flu shots for all benefit-eligible faculty and staff, said Patrick Hite, executive director of health services, in an e-mail to the campus community dated Sept. 30, 2010. Other faculty and staff members, as well as spouses, may purchase shots for $25.

This year, a single shot will protect against H1N1, or the swine flu, and two other widespread flu strains that affected the Southern Hemisphere during the last flu season. Health officials recommend that everyone 6 months and older be vaccinated.

To shorten your wait at the flu clinic, take these steps:

• Complete the 2010-11 Flu Vaccine Form and bring it with you.
• Review the Health Center’s Health Information Privacy Policy (HIPAA).
• Review the flu vaccine information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
• Bring your SMU ID or ID number to the clinic.

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