Flu Shot Information & Clinics

Why should you get the flu shot?

The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone six months and older receives an injectable flu vaccine before the end of October. By getting the flu vaccine you can reduce flu illness, doctor visits and missed work and school.

Who should not receive the flu shot?

1. Individuals exhibiting flu-like symptoms the day of a clinic, including fever, fatigue, sore throat, muslce aches, chills, coughing and sneezing.

2. Individuals with a history of severe allergic reaction to the seasonal flu vaccine.

3. Individuals with an allergy to eggs or egg products.

4. Individuals with a history of Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

5. Individuals with an allergy to thimerosal (a mercury-based preservative).

6. Individuals who are immunocompromised (weakened immune system) or are taking immunosuppressive therapy.

2018-19 Flu Clinics

October 10, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Flanagan Gymnasium (available to students & employees)
October 16, 5 - 7 p.m., Schine Student Center, room 228B
October 30, 5 - 7 p.m., Goldstein Student Center on South Campus, room 201
November 1, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., College of Law
November 6, 5 - 7 p.m., Ernie Davis Hall, Main Lounge

You can also stop by Health Services on Tuesdays between 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following dates: October 16, October 23, November 6, November 13, November 27, December 4 and December 11.

Flu vaccinations are also available to students at Health Services' pharmacy on a walk-in basis.