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4J Staff Flu Shot Clinics 2017

School and district staff: Protect yourself against the flu!

Flu shot clinics for staff on October 12 & 17

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cdc_flushot_14220_loresGetting a flu shot is the best protection we have from the flu and its complications, although it cannot prevent all cases of the flu. A flu vaccine also helps prevent spreading flu from person to person.

4J will hold two flu shot clinics this fall for you and your eligible dependents (age 10 and over) to get this year’s vaccination.

The 2017–2018 vaccine available at the 4J clinics will help protect against four different influenza viruses. The providers will be using latex-free prefilled syringes and the vaccine does not contain thimerosal.

The staff administering the vaccine will need easy access to your upper arm—specifically the deltoid muscle below the shoulder. Please dress accordingly.

4J flu shot clinics

Ed Center Auditorium, 200 N. Monroe St.
• Thursday, October 12, 3–5:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, October 17, 3–5:30 p.m.

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. 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. The particular vaccine we will have available 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.

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)

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 (or your ODS insurance card, which is still valid) to the pharmacist for billing before receiving a vaccine — otherwise, it may not be covered.

The following participating chain pharmacies provide vaccines:

• Albertsons Savon
• Bi-Mart
• Fred Meyer
• Rite Aid
• Safeway
• Target

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

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