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Flu Vaccines Available at Virginia Tech

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To help Virginia Tech students, employees, and general public avoid getting the flu this fall and winter, the university is offering several flu vaccination clinics this fall.

Students and general public

Virginia Tech's Schiffert Health Center will be hosting a walk-in flu and immunization clinic October 2, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in McComas Hall gym. This event is open to the public.

The flu vaccine will be offered as a traditional shot or by way of nasal mist. Vaccines will also be available for measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), hepatitis B, tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap) and meningitis, all of which are required for entrance to Virginia Tech. A pneumococcal vaccine will also be offered.

The clinic is for adults and children ages six months and up. Those under the age of 18 will need a parental consent form signed. There is a separate charge for each vaccine. Virginia Tech's Aetna Student Health plan will only cover the injectable flu shot; no copay is required.

Payment is accepted in the form of Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards, as well as by cash or check. Vaccine prices are as follows:

  • Flu shot $23
  • Flu mist $40
  • MMR $70
  • Hepatitis B $80
  • Tdap $70
  • Meningitis $135
  • Pneumococcal $75

Parking for McComas Hall Gym is available 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, with a visitor's pass. Attendees can park in the Coliseum Lot located along Washington Street and Spring Road. A visitor's pass may be obtained Monday- Friday from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. at the Visitor Information Center, located at 965 Prices Fork Road, near the intersection of Prices Fork and University City Boulevard next to the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. A visitor's pass may be obtained outside of Visitor Information Center hours from the Virginia Tech Police Station, which is located on Sterrett Drive.

After 5 p.m., free parking is available in the Coliseum Lot located along Washington Street and Spring Road. Find more parking information online or call 540-231-3200.

For more information on the flu and flu vaccines, refer to Schiffert's Flu FAQ.

Employees

Flu vaccinations, via injection or nasal mist, are free for all benefited Virginia Tech employees and their covered family members. Employees who do not have health insurance coverage through Virginia Tech may get a flu shot at one of the Hokie Wellness clinics for a discounted rate of $18. A complete schedule is available online. Registration is required.

Several of the clinics, which will take places in various locations across campus, have also been paired with biometric screening clinics to make it as easy as possible for employees to continue saving money on their monthly health insurance through the state's premium rewards program. Learn more about the clinics for employees.

For more information contact the Human Resources Service Center: Send an email, start an online chat using the link on the right, or call 540-231-9331.

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