Sponsored by the UCAR Wellness Advisory Committee

UCAR's Wellness Advisory Committee (WAC) sponsors annual, seasonal flu-vaccination clinics at UCAR's Boulder & Cheyenne campuses: FL, CG, ML, RAF/Jeffco, NWSC-Cheyenne Data Center. No registration is required. This event offers FREE seasonal flu vaccinations for UCAR employees, retirees, their spouses/partners and dependent (adult) children 18-26 years of age (Note: For dependent children under the age of 18, it is recommended you work directly with your child's health care provider for these services). Optional FluMist, along with a very limited supply of Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine, is also available at each location upon request and co-pay of $19/pp to be paid by participants.

- 2013 Schedule - new flu vaccination make-up session added on December 10, 2013!!
- Additional information on the influenza vaccination
- Additional information on the live, attenuated influenza vaccine - LAIV (nasal spray)

VOUCHERS (available through December 31, 2013):
For those who can't attend the on-site clinics, you can schedule an appointment for the seasonal flu vaccination at any of the following Passport Health facilities listed below. UCAR staff visiting the Boulder Passport Health location must show their UCAR employee ID/access card (no voucher needed). Vouchers are required for retirees and eligible dependents and at all Passport Health locations. Vouchers are ONLY valid at these select Passport Health locations during the dates provided on the vouchers or while vaccine supplies last. APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE VISITING A PASSPORT HEALTH FACILITY. To receive a voucher, contact Cheryl Cristanelli, x8708,

Passport Health (Boulder*)
2595 Canyon Blvd, Suite 120
Boulder, CO 80302
*No voucher required for UCAR staff at Boulder location - show employee ID/access card. Vouchers are required for retirees and eligible dependents. Appointments required.
Passport Health (Cheyenne)
Passport Health Cheyenne Facility is CLOSED!
Passport Health (DC)
1145 19th Street, NW #608
Washington, DC 20036
Passport Health (Silver Spring)
1734 Elton Road, Suite 112
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Passport Health (Bethesda)
10401 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
Passport Health (NJ)
Princeton Pike Corporate Center
993 Lenox Dr., Suite 200
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Passport Health (Largo)
1100 Mercantile Lane, Suite 135
Largo, MD 20774



The Flu Shot - Injection (Free to UCAR staff, retirees, their spouses/partners, and dependent children 18-26 years of age):

The regular flu vaccine contains killed influenza virus of the types selected by the U.S. Public Health Service and the Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The types of virus included are those that have most recently been causing influenza. The vaccine will not give you flu because it is a killed virus vaccine. As with any vaccine, flu vaccine may not protect 100% of all susceptible individuals.

Optional Nasal Flu Spray - FluMist® (Available on request; $19/pp co-pay paid by participants):

The nasal flu spray contains weakened live influenza viruses of the types selected by the U.S. Public Health Service and the Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The types of virus included are those that have most recently been causing influenza. Made from weakened live viruses, the flu spray is engineered not to cause disease. As with any vaccine, nasal flu spray may not protect 100% of all susceptible individuals. The FluMist® is available on request at UCAR on-site locations and Passport Health facilities for $19/pp co-pay paid by the participants. Payments made to Passport Health - cash, check, credit cards, and medical debit cards accepted.


Influenza vaccine generally causes only mild side effects that occur at low frequency. Most commonly, the injection vaccine may cause a sore or tender arm where the injection was given, or possibly fever, chills, headache, or muscle aches. The most common reactions to the nasal flu spray are runny nose in all ages, low-grade fever (100-102F) in young children and sore throat in adults. These side effects usually last 24 to 48 hours. Most people who receive the vaccine either have no reaction or only mild reactions. There is a possibility, as with any vaccine or drug, that an allergic or other serious reaction, or even death, could occur.  Also, medical events completely unrelated to the vaccine may occur coincidentally following vaccination.

The Flu Shot Vaccine is NOT RECOMMENDED for those who have:

      The Nasal/FluMist® is NOT       RECOMMENDED:

  1. Allergy to eggs or egg products, chicken proteins, or any component of the vaccine.
  2. Prior history of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)
  3. Acute febrile illnesses (Fever over 101ºF)
  4. Anaphylactic reaction to a previous dose.
  5. Allergy to thimerosal (preservative found in contact lens solution).


If any of these conditions exist, please contact your health care provider prior to getting the vaccine
  1. If you have allergy to eggs, egg products, gentamicin, gelatin, arginine or reactions to a previous dose
  2. Children or adolescents (<17 years) receiving aspirin or aspirin-containing therapy
  3. The flu spray should not be given to any of the following individuals unless the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks: pregnant individuals,
    immunocompromised persons, persons with a history of Guillain-Barre syndrome, persons with asthma or reactive airways disease, or any person with an underlying medical condition that may predispose to complications of influenza.
  4. People fifty (50+) years of age or older should NOT receive FluMist®.

Staffers traveling outside the U.S. on UCAR business should visit the SaSS Travel Advisory/Hazard web site at: for the most current updated information, or contact Bob Wiley, x8554,

(This event is offered as a service, and participation is voluntary. UCAR does not endorse or recommend any product or service associated with this event.)

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