**We are out of the adult flu vaccine. We have a limited number of pediatric doses availiable at this time.**
If you would like to get vaccinated, we encourage you to go to the Barren River Health Department or any other local healthcare facility.
Seasonal Flu Information 2012-2013
WKU Health Services has received the injectable form of the adult and pediatric seasonal flu vaccine. We are administering the vaccine on a walk-in basis, so feel free to stop by WKUHS during regular business hours. The vaccine is available to faculty, staff, students and their dependents. It is recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) that everyone 6 months and older receive the vaccine annually.
Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
- Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Fatigue (tiredness)
- Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
* It's important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
Flu is unpredictable and how severe it is can vary widely from one season to the next depending on many things, including:
- what flu viruses are spreading,
- how much flu vaccine is available
- when vaccine is available
- how many people get vaccinated, and
- how well the flu vaccine is matched to flu viruses that are causing illness.
The flu vaccine is covered fully by the WKU Anthem BCBS plan and you will not be charged a co-pay. If you have insurance other than WKU Anthem BCBS, we can bill your insurance, but we cannot guarantee it will be covered. After the claim has processed, you may be subject to paying a co-insurance, deductible or co-pay amount depending on your individual plan. Currently we are unable to accept or bill Medicare or any state Medicaid insurance plan. Please bring an I.D. and your insurance card if you want us to bill your insurance. Please contact your insurance company for details about your plan and coverage.
If you are not filing insurance, you can pay with cash, big red dollars, check or with a credit card. Non-insured patients are eligible for a cash payment prompt pay discount. The payment will be collected during the time of the visit. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 745-5641 and press option 2.
Non-insured patients are eligible for a cash payment prompt pay discount.
The payment will be collected during the time of the visit. For specific insurance questions contact our Insurance & Billing Coordinator at email@example.com or by calling 745-5034.
If you choose to drive please park in the Health Services parking lot located in front of our building. Please make sure you sign in your vehicle information upon arrival. For details on parking please view our parking information page.
Additional Resources and Links
Seasonal Flu Handouts
- WKU Health Services FAQs
- WKU Health Services Flyer
- WKU Health Services Poster
- WKU Health Services Brochure
- Vaccine Information Sheet (CDC)
Seasonal Flu Patient Forms
Seasonal Flu Websites
- Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- U.S. Department of Labor
WKU Regional Campus Flu Shots
KCTCS faculty, staff, students, and their dependents are welcome to get flu shots.
October 9, 2012
2:30pm - 5:30pm (CST)
Room102-D (Conference Room)
October 16, 2012
3:00pm - 6:00pm (EST)
Room 130 (Conference Room)
October 23, 2012
12:00pm - 3:00pm (CST)