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4J Staff Flu Shot Clinics 2013

Protect yourself against the flu

4J flu shot clinics

Thursday, October 17
Tuesday, October 22
3:00–5:30 p.m.

Ed Center Auditorium

Consent Form
Vaccine Information Sheet | Hoja de Información Sobre Vacunas

A flu shot cannot prevent all cases of the flu, but it is the best protection we have from the flu and its complications. A flu vaccine also helps prevent spreading flu from person to person. The 2013–2014 vaccine available at the 4J clinics will help protect against 3 different influenza viruses.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all people 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine, but there are different protocols for young children. Our particular vaccine is not approved for children under 10, so if you have children you would like to get vaccinated who are not eligible for the 4J clinics, you will need to contact your pediatrician. Two flu shot clinics will be held in 4J for you to get this year’s vaccination.

Flu shot eligibility extends to:
• all active employees (even those who are not insurance eligible due to less than half-time status)
• all insurance eligible dependents of active employees, including those who have waived coverage
• all retirees and their dependents who are currently covered on the 4J insurance
• student teachers and substitutes (licensed and classified)

Flu shot eligibility does not extend to:
• retirees who are no longer on the 4J insurance
• retirees’ dependents who are not on the 4J coverage (even when the retiree is still covered)

In this case, “dependents” refers to spouses and domestic partners, as well as insurance eligible children age 10 or over. All children 10–16 years of age must have a parent or guardian with them to be vaccinated.

Flu shot clinics will be held in the Ed Center Auditorium, from 3–5:30 p.m.:

  • Thursday, October 17
  • Tuesday, October 22                             

Email reminders and flu shot consent forms will be sent prior to each clinic.

The 4J Wellness Clinic will not be giving routine flu shots. They will have a limited supply of the vaccine for high-risk patients only.

 

Other flu shot options

If you can’t make it to the 4J flu shot clinics and have OEBB/Moda insurance, you can receive a flu shot at a network pharmacy — no copayment necessary!

Call ahead of time to make sure the pharmacy has the vaccine you need.  Show your Moda Health ID card to the pharmacist for billing before receiving a vaccine — otherwise, it may not be covered. (Your current insurance card is still valid.)

The following participating chain pharmacies provide vaccines:

• Rite Aid
• Fred Meyer
• Target
• Bartell Drugs
• Safeway

For a complete list of network pharmacies or if you have questions, call Moda Health Pharmacy Customer Service at 8669230411.

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