Flu shots are now available at Nebraska Medicine–University Health Center
Flu shots are free for students! There are two ways you can get your shot:
- RECOMMENDED: In most cases, we accept student walk-ins for flu shots from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. This is the fastest, easiest option. When you arrive, check in with the greeter or a front desk staff member and let them know you are here for a walk-in flu shot
- If you need to be seen at a particular time, make an appointment at the University Health Center by calling 402.472.5000. Please note that this option may require a wait. When you arrive, check in with the greeter or a front desk staff member and let them know you are here for a flu shot appointment
What to bring:
If you are 18 or younger, you must have parental permission to receive a flu shot at the health center. You have two options:
- Your parent or guardian can fill out, have notarized and send the Health Center a Power of Attorney form. If your parent or guardian has already submitted this form, another submission is not required
- We will call your parent or guardian at the time you receive a shot at the Health Center for verbal consent. This is applicable for both walk-in clinics and appointments
Faculty and staff may must schedule an appointment at the Health Center in order to recieve their flu shot. These appointments are limited and may require a short wait.
We will be giving FLUARIX Quadrivalent flu shots, which protect against four different flu viruses.
In general, the flu is worse than the common cold. Symptoms such as fever, body aches, tiredness and cough are more common and intense with the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Learn More
Does the flu shot give you the flu?
No, a flu shot cannot cause flu illness. The most common side effects from the flu shot are soreness, redness, tenderness or swelling where the shot was given. Learn More