We offer flu vaccines for all UVM students. Flu vaccines for faculty and staff are offered through Human Resources. Flu vaccines are available through both walk-in vaccination clinics and by appointment with Student Health Services.
Influenza (flu) season season runs from October through March. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic getting vaccinated against the flu is more important than ever.
Flu Clinic Information
Walk-in flu vaccination clinic will be held at Student Health Services December 6-16 on Mondays from 9:00-11:30 am, and Thursdays from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm.* No appointment necessary! Enter Student Health Services at 1 South Prospect Street.
Vaccines are also available at Student Health Services when you go for other appointments.
Please see information on insurance coverage below.
Insurance Coverage and Charges
The flu vaccine is covered by most insurances via a reimbursement process.
You may want to check with your insurance provider to make sure that it will reimburse for your vaccine through UVM. You do not need to provide insurance information when you get your vaccine, but a $21 charge will be posted to your student account and you will be given a receipt to submit for insurance reimbursement.
Four Good Reasons to Get the Flu Shot
- It works. The flu vaccine keeps people healthy and lessens the severity of flu symptoms if you do get sick. Getting it can reduce the risk of having to go to the doctor with the flu by 40-60%!
- It protects you and your community. When the majority of a community gets the flu vaccine everyone wins—more people are protected because of herd immunity and fewer people get or pass on the virus. You can feel good knowing that you are protecting the people around you who are more vulnerable.
- It's safe. The flu vaccine is non-toxic and designed to keep you safe and your community healthy. The influenza vaccine used at UVM does not contain any forms of mercury.
- You won't miss out on life by getting sick. You might feel a little sore or under the weather after getting vaccinated, but you can't get the flu from it. Feeling sore for a little while is better than missing out any Vermont fall or winter adventures or getting behind on classes because you’re sick with the flu.