Volume 12, Number 4 October 8, 2004

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Flu Clinic set for Oct. 19-21

The U of S Department of Health, Safety & Environment (DHSE) is holding its annual Flu Clinic Oct. 19 and 20 from 9 a.m.–4 pm and Oct. 21 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Students’ Lounge, Education Building.

Flu Bug cartoon

Community Safety Manager Janice Lavoie encourages U of S employees, students, people in U of S-affiliated agencies, and the public to take the opportunity to get immunization shots at the clinic.

Lavoie has sent information to campus units and the DHSE website which states, “Workplace immunization clinics are increasingly popular as a way to help keep employees, and the people with whom they work or live, protected from influenza. Immunization of employees can reduce absenteeism, replacement and overtime costs, interruption of service, rescheduling of important events, extended health costs, and many other unwanted disruptions in the workplace.”

Cost of the shots for U of S employees is $8, after a $5 subsidy by DHSE. For all others it’s $13. Students may get reimbursed by taking their receipts to the Student Health Centre.

People should bring their provincial Health Card and U of S Employee Card. People should also be prepared to remain in the clinic for 15 minutes after the immunization.

Each year hundreds of U of S employees opt for the vaccination. Some departments are paying the $8 fee for their employees’ shots. Departments interested in doing so should contact/fax DHSE by Oct. 15.

For more information or forms, see website: http://www.usask.ca/dhse/communitysafety/Fluclinic.htm

For more information, contact communications.office@usask.ca

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