Employee flu vaccinations available at Student Life Center Oct. 22, 29; student options still available

With the flu season approaching, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone 6 months old and older get a flu vaccine. Vanderbilt has options for students, faculty, staff and postdocs wanting to receive their vaccination. 

Faculty, staff and postdocs 

Vanderbilt is now offering free flu shots for eligible faculty, staff and postdocs. Due to physical distancing needs, FLUlapalooza will not be held this year. FLUla-2-Uza will take its place as an option for those wanting to receive their flu vaccination. 

Vanderbilt Occupational Health will host two FLUla-2-Uza events, open to faculty, staff and postdocs, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29 in the Student Life Center Ballroom. 

These events will be staffed by two nurses, and no sign up is required. Flu vaccines will be given on a first-come, first-served basis in a physically distanced line. 

Additional flu vaccination options for faculty, staff and postdocs:  

 Vanderbilt offices can sign up for the “OHC Comes to You” program to request a departmental on-site flu vaccine event. Submit a departmental event request at OHC Comes to You.    

For more information about faculty, staff and postdoc flu vaccination options, visit the FLUla-2-Uza website.  


 Student flu vaccination options: 

For more information about student flu vaccination options, visit the SHC website. 

The Student Health Center and Occupational Health Clinic offer 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 others.