To promote the health and safety of our campus community, West Virginia University is encouraging all students, faculty and staff to get an influenza vaccination this fall. In addition to getting a flu shot from your primary care provider, options for students, faculty and staff include drive-thru and on-campus vaccination clinics.
Drive-Thru Flu Vaccination
Students, faculty and staff (and employees’ dependent family members) and retirees who are residents of Monongalia and Preston counties are encouraged to take advantage of the drive-thru flu shots offered by WVU Medicine at its University Town Centre clinic now through Saturday, Nov. 14. Note: Patients must be a minimum of five years of age to receive a flu vaccine via the drive-thru clinic.
The drive-thru is by appointment only and is open Monday through Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To make an appointment, call 855-WVU-CARE (855-988-2273). Patients who already are scheduled to see their primary care provider for a routine visit can receive their flu shot at the same time.
On-Campus Flu Vaccination
Students, faculty and staff who are on campus can receive their flu shot on select days beginning Thursday, Oct. 8, through Friday, Oct. 30, at the WVU Student Recreation Center.
Note: Availability is limited, and you must register in advance for your preferred appointment date/time:
You will register for an appointment via StarRez (WVU’s housing portal): myhousing.wvu.edu
Click the Login button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. WVU login credentials and a WVUID number are required to register. You can claim your account, reset your password or find your WVUID number at login.wvu.edu.
Select the COVID-19/Flu Shot Appointments option in the upper-left corner of your screen and follow prompts to register for your appointment. After you have registered, you should receive email confirmation of your appointment date/time. You also may want to take a screenshot of the confirmation webpage for your records.
Be sure to wear a mask/face covering, follow WVU’s safety protocols and arrive on time to your appointment. You will enter the Student Recreation Center on the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences side of the building and follow signage directing you to the flu shot clinic.
Upon your arrival, you will check in and verify your information. You will be asked to provide your Mountaineer Card and/or your 800 number (student) or employee number (employee), so be sure to have them readily available.
Before your appointment, you should review the Vaccine Information Sheet and download and complete the Influenza Vaccine Packet, which includes a consent form with questionnaire and a patient/insurance information form. You should bring your completed forms with you to your appointment to expedite the check-in process. In addition, all patients will be required to present their insurance card and sign a separate consent/HIPAA form as part of the check-in process.
If you currently are in quarantine due to an exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, you should wait until after you are cleared from quarantine before getting your flu vaccination. Further, you should reschedule your appointment if you are not feeling well or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms on your scheduled vaccination day — regardless of whether you chose the drive-thru or on-campus option.
To reschedule your drive-thru vaccination appointment, call 855-WVU-CARE (855-988-2273). To reschedule your on-campus appointment, log back into myhousing.wvu.edu, select the Schedule an Appointment option and follow the prompts to cancel your prior appointment and choose a new appointment time.
Flu shots are a fully covered service under PEIA and The Health Plan for insured employees, spouses and dependent family members. Flu shots also are covered for students under the Aetna Student Health insurance plan. Those not insured through these providers also may bill their insurance. Note: Cash payment will not be accepted.Visit the Talent and Culture or WVU Medicine Student Health websites for more information. Students should contact Student Health at 304-285-7200 with any questions. Employees should contact WVU Shared Services at 304-293-6006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.