You don’t even want to know how many germs are on the surfaces of airplane seat armrests and tray tables and in the bathrooms.
So as flu season rolls in, you’ll want to be sure to get vaccinated.
No time? Busy travelers can get their flu shot at O’Hare International Airport (ORD), where the University of Illinois – Chicago Medical Clinic is once again offering flu shots through the end of the year.
If you’re traveling to or through O’Hare, you can get a flu shot at the UIC Medical Center from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays. The Medical Center is located on the secure side of Terminal 2, near the Kids on the Fly play area.
There UIC Medical Center is also setting up flu shot kiosks in Terminal 1, in the B Concourse and in Terminal 3 near the H/K Concourse. The hours for the Terminal 1 kiosk are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday; closed on Saturday. The kiosk in Terminal 3 is open on from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Friday; and on Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
What will it cost you? $30
Cash, credit cards, Medicare and most insurance are accepted; and many insurance companies will reimburse you for the cost of the shot.
The clinic and the kiosk are O’Hare will also have pertussis (whooping cough) and pneumonia shots available at all locations. The fees are $85 per shot for pneumonia and $65 per shot for Pertussis.
Not going through O’Hare anytime soon? I’m poking around to find other airports offering this service. Please let me know if you find one.