Flu Vaccines for Students and Employees

Starting September 12, University Health Services (UHS) will offer no-cost flu vaccines to students and employees. All members of the campus community can significantly reduce their chance of becoming sick by getting vaccinated.

Our first clinic will be at the Health Sciences Learning Center (750 Highland Avenue) on Tuesday, September 12, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. UHS will host more than 20 clinics across campus from September to December. VaxPro, an approved campus vendor, will administer a quadrivalent flu vaccine.

Visit uhs.wisc.edu/flu for clinic dates, times, and locations.

  • Students and employees are encouraged to schedule a flu vaccine appointment and complete the pre-appointment registration information online.
  • Drop-in appointments are permitted.
  • Students should bring their Wiscard and health insurance card to their flu vaccine appointment. Employees must bring their Wiscard and health insurance card to their flu vaccine appointment. If a student or employee does not have proof of health insurance, they will still be able to receive a flu vaccine at no cost.
  • Flu vaccines are no-cost for all students. If a student has an insurance card, they are encouraged to bring it to their appointment. Employees must bring their insurance card. No student or employee will be denied a flu vaccine for not providing proof of insurance.
  • Students with chronic health conditions—such as asthma, diabetes, or immune disorders—are at higher risk for serious illness due to influenza and are strongly encouraged to get a flu vaccine.
  • This flu vaccine is ‘inactivated,’ meaning you cannot become sick with influenza from the immunization.
  • Flu vaccines help reduce the transmission of the influenza virus. When more people are vaccinated, the flu is unable to spread as quickly.
  • Get vaccinated early. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu.
  • Everyone should get their flu vaccine each year.

This post was authored by Academic Affairs on 09/10/2023.