We have already seen multiple flu cases at Redfern Health Center, and right now, the University of South Carolina is close to beating us in the Clemson vs. USC Flu Vaccine Competition – let’s show everyone we win on and off the field!
CLEMSON VS USC FLU VACCINE COMPETITION
All Clemson students and employees can participate in the competition. If you get the flu shot at Redfern, your vaccine will already be counted toward Clemson’s flu shot numbers. If you get the vaccine off campus, just go to bit.ly/CUBeatFlu19 to self-report receiving your vaccine via the National College Flu Vaccination Survey. The competition ends Dec. 6!
GET THE FLU VACCINE AT REDFERN
The seasonal flu vaccine is offered at Redfern, no appointment necessary. You can walk in, complete required forms and get the flu vaccine in the pharmacy during the following times on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring your pharmacy insurance card or upload it in MyHealth-e.
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.
- Wednesday from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m.
COST AND INSURANCE COVERAGE
Most flu vaccines given in Redfern’s pharmacy will be covered by insurance at zero copay. If not covered, the flu vaccine costs $35. This can be paid at the time of service or added to your Student Account. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, check, debit, credit, Apple Pay, HSA and Tiger stripe. You can also pay for your flu vaccine online in CU Marketplace. If you have the Clemson University Student Health Insurance Plan, the vaccine is covered 100% when received at Redfern or through any Preferred Provider.
WHY GET THE FLU VACCINE?
Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through the community.
It takes about two weeks to build immunity to flu viruses after vaccination, and flu rates typically rise after students return from break—so get your flu shot now before everyone leaves for Thanksgiving!