It’s that time of year again—the time to get an annual flu vaccine. The Office of Human Resources is pleased to collaborate with the NSU Pharmacy and ICUBA to provide free seasonal flu shots to all faculty and staff enrolled in an ICUBA medical plan. There are several convenient options for employees to get their flu shots.
The purpose of the flu vaccine is to minimize transmission of the influenza virus in the workplace by providing occupational protection to faculty and staff and to prevent transmission to other members of the NSU community. Annual influenza vaccination has been found to be both safe and effective in reducing the risk of influenza and health care-related transmission.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), getting a flu shot is more important this year than ever as we learn to live safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Preventing the flu is always important, but it is even more critical now, when so many of our health care resources are being used to treat patients with COVID-19. By reducing your chances of catching the flu and needing to seek medical attention for it, you are doing your part to conserve these already limited resources. Also, if you get sick and must go to the doctor, your chances of being around someone with COVID-19 are much higher.
Option 1: Visit an On-site Clinic
For the on-site clinic, all safety precautions will be followed to ensure everyone is safe. Temperatures will be checked, and everyone is required to practice physical distancing and wear a face covering. If you are enrolled in the ICUBA medical plan, please bring your Optum Rx prescription ID card.
Option 2: Visit a Participating Walgreens, Publix, Walmart or CVS Pharmacy
Employees covered under the NSU/ICUBA medical plan and who are unable to attend one of the on-site flu clinics and would like to receive a flu shot prior to one of our scheduled events can obtain a flu shot at a participating pharmacy such as Walgreens, Publix, Walmart, or CVS.
To view participating Walgreens locations, visit:
Get a free $10 Publix gift card when you get your flu shot at the Publix Pharmacy. Flu shots are available now for a limited time, and no appointment is necessary.
Save time by scheduling your flu shot for the same day as your next grocery shopping trip. Simply book your appointment with Walmart’s online scheduler & complete your forms in advance.
CVS pharmacists® can administer flu shots for individuals starting at three years old.
Option 3: Physician’s Office Visit
Employees covered under the NSU/ICUBA medical plan may also obtain a flu shot from an in-network physician. The flu shot is covered at 100%, but your health care provider may charge for an office visit of a 20% coinsurance or $25 copay to administer the vaccine.
As a reminder, employees can schedule an immunization appointment Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by calling the NSU pharmacy at (954) 262-4550, if the clinic dates/times are not convenient.
For more information regarding the flu vaccine, please call the NSU Pharmacy at (954) 262-4550.