Flu Vaccine Clinic for IUP Campus Community

Posted on 9/10/2019 7:54:08 AM

Gatti Pharmacy will be on campus to administer flu vaccinations to the IUP community on September 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Zink Hall, Gym A. A higher flu shot dose is available for those over age 65.

Faculty, managers, coaches, OPEIU, and SPFPA employees and their covered dependents ages nine and older enrolled in the Highmark PPO can receive a free flu vaccine from either pharmacy by presenting their health insurance ID card. For UPMC HMO members, you will be required to pay at the time the shot is given and then submit a reimbursement form to UPMC.

AFSCME, SCUPA, and PSSU employees and their covered dependents ages nine and older enrolled in a PEBTF health plan, both PPOs and all HMOs, can receive a free flu vaccine by presenting their CVS/Caremark prescription drug card or their health insurance ID card. Please bring both cards.

Those not covered by a PASSHE or PEBTF health plan can also receive a flu shot at the clinic by either pharmacy. Shots are subject to a vaccination fee (paying by check is preferred at the time the vaccine is administered). Receipts are available upon request from the pharmacy.

In an effort to minimize your wait time, you are encouraged to attend the clinic according to the following schedule:

First Letter of Last NameRecommended Time to Attend the Flu Shot Clinic
A–G9:00–10:15 a.m.
H–M10:15–11:30 a.m.
N–R11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
S–Z12:45–2:00 p.m.

This is not a mandatory schedule, so if you have a need to go to the other pharmacy from where your name falls on the schedule provided, please feel free to do so. This schedule is to try to keep the clinic organized.

If you are planning on attending the clinic here on campus, Gatti requires a screening questionnaire/consent form. Please print the form and take it with you on the day of the clinic.

Other Opportunities for Receiving Flu Shots

All Highmark members (who are age nine and older) can obtain a no-cost flu shot at any Rite Aid, Gatti, CVS, Giant, or Giant Eagle pharmacy in Pennsylvania. No appointment is needed—the member must present their Highmark member ID card. UPMC HMO members can obtain a no-cost flu shot at Rite Aid and Giant Eagle by submitting their health insurance ID card. They can also obtain a flu shot at any other pharmacy or clinic, but then may submit a claim form with a receipt to UPMC to get reimbursed.

Highmark and UPMC members of all ages can obtain a free flu shot from their physician; however, an office visit co-payment may apply.

Another Flu Shot Clinic

Another flu shot clinic is scheduled on campus for October 15, 2019. More details to follow.