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Schedule your flu shot today — available at the UF Student Health Care Center

Getting vaccinated for the flu can prevent you from getting sick and from spreading the flu virus to others. UF faculty, staff and students are encouraged to schedule their flu or COVID-19 vaccine through the UF Student Health Care Center.

Schedule your vaccine appointment: https://shcc.ufl.edu/services/primary-care/flu/.

If you live outside of Gainesville or prefer to get your flu shot through your provider, you may do so through your private insurance at no cost to you. You may also get your shot at any in-network pharmacy. Visit www.Caremark.com/sofrxplan to locate a pharmacy near you.

COVID safety precautions ongoing as area cases begin to decline

As the Delta variant surge begins to slow down, thanks to an increase in vaccinated individuals, Alachua County continues to see a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases. See this WUFT article for details: https://www.wuft.org/news/2021/09/23/alachua-county-sees-decline-in-covid-19-cases/.

If you have not received your vaccination for COVID, you can still do so. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and health experts now suggest you can get the flu shot and the COVID-19 vaccine on the same day. It is recommended that you receive the injections in different arms. For more information, visit the UF Health Screen, Test & Protect website: https://coronavirus.ufhealth.org/vaccinations/vaccine-science/.

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, faculty and staff should continue to wear a mask in public indoor spaces at this time. As a reminder, non-medical use N95/KN95 masks are available to all UF employees. If you are in need of a mask, please reach out to your area’s HR Liaison or designated point of contact: https://hr.ufl.edu/about/hr-liaisons/.

Those using an N95 soft pouch mask are encouraged to review the information pertaining to Voluntary Use of Filtering Facepiece Respirators found on the UF Environmental Health and Safety website: https://webfiles.ehs.ufl.edu/N95VoluntaryUseSignoff.pdf.

Minimizing the number of people who are sick makes for a healthier community and can ease potential strain on our healthcare systems. Thank you for doing your part to stay well and promote a healthy community.

Published: October 1st, 2021

Category: News, Wellness