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Cougar Health Services September 2021

Count on Cougs Registration Open Now

Exterior closeup of the WSU spirit mark in white against the red backdrop on the Chinook Student Building

Count on Cougs bystander intervention program

Count on Cougs is a violence prevention program that focuses on making our campus safer by empowering bystanders, like you, to become active members in reducing gender-based violence (intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual assault). This is a mandatory program for all incoming students. Watch this video to get an introduction to bystander intervention at WSU.

Count on Cougs is part of larger Violence Prevention efforts at Health Promotion.

Text Program: To enroll in our text program, text @COUNT to 844-486-0046 to receive weekly text messages with reminders about campus resources, opportunities to practice bystander intervention, and information to further your knowledge about gender-based violence.

• To cancel the messages, you can reply with STOP.
• To get more information, you can reply with HELP.
• Content within the text messaging program adheres to the WSU Privacy Policy.

*Register* for a Count on Cougs Workshop

You can sign up for a workshop up until the day of the event. Click on a workshop below to register!

Learn more about violence prevention efforts at WSU.

Get your Flu Shot!

Flu Shots Protect Us

Influenza closely resembles COVID-19 with symptoms like fever and cough, so it’s hard to tell the difference. Without a flu immunization, you’re at risk of contracting both flu and COVID-19, perhaps simultaneously even. The healthcare system is currently strained, so that’s why protecting yourself with a flu shot is vital to public health. It’s also important that you get your flu shot early in the season. After getting a flu vaccine, it takes about two weeks for your body to develop the antibodies that will protect you from influenza. Want more info? Check out our blog post describing the dangers of flu during the COVID-19 pandemic, and responses to common vaccine criticisms.

Flu vaccines for students will be provided by WSU Cougar Health Services. Vaccines for faculty, staff and family members will be administered and billed through our partner Range Community Clinic.

Join Us for Flu Shot Fridays: October 1-November 5

Appointments are required. 

  • Students (undergraduate and graduate) can schedule an appointment through the CHS patient portal.
  • Faculty, staff and family members will schedule through Range Community Clinic. A limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson) are available to request when making an appointment.
    • Questions about faculty, staff and family vaccines should be sent to Keli Riley at keli.riley@wsu.edu.
Flu Shot Friday schedule

Appointments are required for all flu shots.

  • October 1 (11:00-3:00 p.m.) at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center
  • October 8 (11:00-3:00 p.m.) at the Chinook Student Center
  • October 15 (11:00-3:00 p.m.) at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center
  • October 22 (11:00-3:00 p.m.) at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center
  • October 29 (11:00-3:00 p.m.) at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center
  •  *Students Only* November 5 (12:00-3:00 p.m.) at Cougar Health Services, G41 (enter at the lower parking lot, near Stadium Way)

Be Prepared
  • Prior to your arrival, check for COVID-19 symptoms like fever, cough, shortness of breath, or headache. If showing any symptoms, please do not attend the event. See the full CDC symptoms list here.
  • If you know or think you’ve been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, please do not attend the event. See self-quarantine resources for assistance.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Please bring your CougarCard (or Photo ID) and proof of insurance*
Cost

Flu shots are covered 100% by most insurance plans.

  • Students can contact the CHS billing office at 509-335-3575 with questions about coverage or for those currently without medical insurance.
  • Faculty, staff and family members can contact Keli Riley at keli.riley@wsu.edu or call 509-505-7481 with questions about coverage or for those currently without medical insurance.

Make sure to bring your insurance card! We will not take payment at the time of service for Flu Shot Fridays, but we will get your insurance information for billing.