Free flu shots for students available at the Student Health CenterSep. 11, 2020, 9:48 AM
Free flu shots are now available for all students at the Student Health Center. Shots are available on a walk-in basis, and no appointment is necessary. You must bring your Vanderbilt ID.
We strongly encourage all students to take advantage of this free opportunity and get their flu shot this year. The SHC has increased its staffing to allow for proper physical distancing within the clinic and to minimize wait times.
For added convenience, there will also be three Saturdays when flu shots will be made available to students: Sept. 12, Sept. 26 and Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Student Health Center offers these tips for avoiding the flu:
- Get your flu shot: The vaccine administered will be a thimerosal-free, latex-free quadrivalent inactivated vaccine. Flu mist is not available due to low effectiveness.
- Cover your mouth and nose: cough or sneeze with a disposable tissue or into your sleeve.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Don’t share silverware, dishes, cups and glasses with anybody else.
If you have a fever or flu-like symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with the flu, visit the Student Health Center.