September 30, 2021
Flu vaccinations available through Lafene Health Center
Flu is a potentially serious, contagious disease. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu can lead to hospitalization and even death. The CDC recommends a three-step approach to fight flu:
- Take time to get a flu vaccine. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine by the end of October. Getting a flu vaccine every year provides the best protection against flu.
- Take everyday preventive actions to help reduce the spread of germs. Try to avoid close contact with sick people, and if you become sick, limit your contact with others. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands often.
- Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them. If you get sick with flu, prescription flu antiviral drugs can be used to treat flu illness. Antiviral drugs can make illness milder and shorten the time you are sick. They may also prevent serious flu complications.
Beginning Monday, Oct. 4, Lafene Health Center will offer scheduled COVID-19/flu vaccine clinics from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students, faculty and staff can schedule an appointment for one or both vaccines through the myLAFENE+ patient portal or by calling 785-532-6544. The clinic schedule will be COVID-19 vaccines in the mornings and flu vaccines in the afternoons on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On Thursdays and Fridays, flu vaccines will be in the mornings and COVID-19 vaccines will be in the afternoons. Spouses and retirees are also eligible to receive the flu vaccine through Lafene Health Center.
Lafene will also host a clinic on the Manhattan campus on Friday, Oct. 8, at the Chester E. Peters Rec Complex. Flu shots and initial Moderna COVID-19 vaccines will be available from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Second doses for the Moderna vaccine will be administered at Lafene Health Center. Patients will be responsible for scheduling their next appointment. Appointments can be made for this clinic as well as the second dose for COVID-19 through the myLafene+ patient portal or by calling 785-532-6544.
Along with the standard-dose flu vaccine, a limited supply of the high-dose flu vaccine that is recommended for adults 65 and older is available at Lafene Health Center. The cost for the high-dose vaccine is $66 for students and $70 for non-students.
Current insurance information should be uploaded on the myLAFENE+ patient portal prior to your appointment. Lafene does not contract with Medicare or Medicaid. For all appointments bring your student or staff ID. The cost of the flu vaccine is covered by most insurance companies, but if not, the cost for students is $25 and the cost for faculty and staff is $27. K-State employees can receive three HealthQuest points for the flu vaccine and three points for the COVID-19 vaccine.