We offer flu vaccines for all UVM students. Flu vaccines for faculty and staff are offered through Human Resources. This year flu vaccine clinics for students will be offered in conjunction with COVID-19 testing at the Davis Center. Flu vaccines are also available at Student Health Services when you are there for another appointment.
Influenza (flu) season season runs from October through March. This year getting vaccinated against the flu is more important than ever.
Flu Clinic Information
Flu vaccine clinics will be offered at the Davis Center COVID-19 testing center Monday-Friday beginning October 12 and lasting at least through the end of the month. Vaccines will be available 9-11 and 1-3.
You do not need to preregister for your flu vacine. If you are getting it at the same time you get your COVID-19 test you can register when you check in for testing. If you are going at a different time from your test please visit the flu clinic registration table in the Davis Center atrium to complete your registration.
Insurance Coverage and Charges
The flu vaccine is covered by most insurances. 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.