Flu shots available for high-risk individuals

Fronske Health Center has begun administering flu shots to individuals at high risk for influenza-related complications and severe disease.

It is anticipated that the bulk of the flu vaccine will be received early November and access to the vaccine will open up beyond the high risk category.

People considered high risk include pregnant women, individuals 50 years old and older and anyone with certain chronic medical conditions, including heart and lung disease, asthma, diabetes and severe immune conditions. Also in this group are individuals who live with or care for high risk people.

You may walk in to Fronske Health Center to receive the vaccine during the following immunization hours: 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 4:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays

Employees and their spouses and retirees and their spouses will be eligible for the vaccine free of charge (funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Office of Employee Assistance and Wellness). Students having the Gold Plan or the United Healthcare Student Insurance can also receive the vaccine free of charge.

Employee’s children over 18, Sodexho employees, ROTC employees, and all other NAU students will be able to receive the vaccine for $20.