Flu shots are FREE for students! There are two ways to get your shot:
- Make an appointment at the health center by calling 402-472-5000
- Visit a walk-in clinic (Must be 18 or older to attend; 18-year-olds must have a completed Power of Attorney form on file or bring one with them to the walk-in clinic)
Refer a friend to be entered into a drawing for one of several $25 Starbucks gift cards! Students can receive a referral card at their flu shot appointment or walk-in clinic. If they fill out their information on the card, give the card to a fellow student and that student brings the card with them to get a flu shot at the University Health Center, the referee will be entered into the drawing.
Faculty and Staff Information
Flu shots are $35. Unless your department has prearranged payment for your flu shot, you are not eligible to attend walk-in flu shot clinics and must schedule an appointment at the health center by calling 402-472-5000. These appointments are limited and may require a short wait.
At this time, we are not offering the high dose (65+) flu vaccine.
|Oct. 16, 23 and 30, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., University Health Center, room 240||Oct. 17 and 24, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., University Health Center, room 240
Oct. 31, 1:30 to 4 p.m., University Health Center, room 240
|Oct. 18, 25 and Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m., University Health Center, room 240|
|East Campus Union, third floor||Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Hall, room 124|
|Oct. 31, 9 to 11:30 a.m.||Oct. 31, noon to 1 p.m.|
Frequently Asked Questions
What flu shot are you giving for the 2019-20 year?
We will be giving FLUARIX Quadrivalent flu shots, which protect against four different flu viruses.
What is the flu?
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 vaccine work?
The annual influenza vaccine is the best way to protect yourself against the disease. While getting vaccinated doesn't guarantee that you won't get the flu, if you do, it will likely be less severe.
I got the flu shot last flu season. Why do I have to get it again this flu season?
You should get vaccinated every flu season (October through March) because the virus changes very rapidly and immunity from the previous season's vaccine declines throughout the year.
What's the benefit to me?
Getting your flu shot every flu season (October through March) will likely decrease your chance of severe complications from influenza, including hospitalization and death. Approximately 10 to 15 percent of people who get the flu experience secondary infections such as bronchitis, sinusitis or otitis. Preventing influenza also prevents these secondary problems associated with the flu.
I don't get sick often so why should I get the flu shot?
When you get your yearly influenza vaccination, you are not only protecting yourself, but also protecting the people you love and people in your community who are at higher risk for serious complications. Babies, elderly and people with weakened immune systems are at greater risk for complications from influenza, including pneumonia and death.
What if the flu shot makes me sick?
While you can't get the flu from the flu shot, some mild muscle aches and even a low grade fever are not uncommon for a day or two following the flu shot. However, these symptoms are nothing in comparison to influenza, which can cause high fever and severe debilitating muscle aches. And, depending on a person's immune system, the flu can progress to serious complications. Learn More