The best protection against the flu is to get a flu shot every year before the flu season starts. Since influenza viruses change over time, it is important to get a shot every year. Each year the vaccine is remade to include the types of flu virus expected to cause illness during that flu season. The vaccine begins to protect you within a few days after vaccination, but the vaccine is not fully effective until about 14 days after vaccination.
Flu Shot Clinics
Flu shot clinics will be held at many state facilities across Indiana. The on-site vaccination clinics are available to state employees and dependents, 6 months of age and older, covered by state employee insurance. The flu vaccine is covered at 100 percent. Don’t forget to bring your employee badge and insurance ID card when attending a flu shot clinic. Please see below for dates and times.
Indiana Government Center Clinics
- Wednesday, Oct. 6, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., outside, in between IGC-N and IGC-S
- Tuesday, Oct. 19, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., IGC-S, Conference Room A
- Monday, Oct. 25, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., IGC-S, Conference Room A
This year, employees need to register in advance to receive their vaccinations during an on-site clinic. While walk-ins may be accepted, they cannot be guaranteed due to safety protocols in place, availability of vaccines, and staffing. Registering in advance ensures that there will be enough of each vaccine for each person attending.
Register here: https://patients.vaxcare.com/registration
Enrollment code: IN97832
For those not covered by the State employee insurance, please do not be discouraged. Visit your doctor or a retail pharmacy location to receive your dose of the flu vaccine.
Please contact the Benefits Hotline at 317-232-1167 or 877-248-0007 with any questions.
If you are wondering if you should get a vaccine, a detailed list can be found at www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/whoshouldvax.htm.