Flu shots

Seasonal and H1N1 vaccines back at ORD and Midway airports

Getting ready to head home from a Thanksgiving visit?


If you haven’t gotten a seasonal flu shot or an H1N1 vaccine and are traveling to or through Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) or Midway Airport – you’re in luck.


The airport clinic in Terminal 2 operated by the University of Illinois at Chicago and – starting Sunday; stand-alone kiosks in the terminals at ORD and Midway Airports – will be offering arm-shot seasonal flu vaccines and H1N1 flu vaccines in the nasal mist form.

Both the seasonal flu and the H1N1 vaccines have been hard to find, and it’s a good bet this supply won’t last long. So if you have time – make it a point to get vaccinated at the airport.

The kiosks at ORD are in Terminal 1 and Terminal 3; at Midway the kiosk is in the airport’s  concession triangle.  The H1N1 mist costs $25; seasonal flu shots are $35. And, as with clinics across the country, the airport-provided vaccines will not be available to everyone: the clinic will be giving inoculations to those who fall into the federally defined at-risk categories.

For more information call the IUC clinic at: (773) 894- 5100

Flu shots now available at Boston Logan Airport

Busy in Boston?  Too busy to get a flu shot? If you’re heading to Boston Logan International Airport you can now get a flu shot for $25 at a flu shot kiosk set up in the pre-security area of Terminal C.


In the next few weeks, flu shot kiosks at Logan will also pop up in the post-security areas of Terminals A, B. and E.   They’ll also be offering the H1N1 vaccines when they become available.


As the flu season marches on, more airports are deciding to join the trend and offer flu shots in the terminals. So this year, too much traveling is no excuse for getting sick.