Flu Shots Available at UHS
Getting a flu shot every year is recommended for anyone who would like to reduce the likelihood of getting the flu during the flu season. Students and UHS patients can receive a flu shot at UHS by calling 585-275-2662 to schedule an appointment. When coming to UHS to receive a flu shot, please bring proof of health insurance with you.
If you are enrolled on the UR Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), the insurance plan covers the cost of the flu vaccine. You might want to download your insurance card onto your phone before coming to UHS.
For students on another health insurance plan, we will bill the cost of the flu shot to your insurance plan. You might want to check with your insurance company to see if your plan covers the cost of the flu vaccine in Rochester. Some plans do not cover the cost of the vaccine when you are out of the area in which you live. If your plan does not cover the cost, we will bill the $30 charge to your student billing statement.
Staff and faculty who have a primary care provider at UHS can schedule an appointment to receive a flu shot at UHS.
If you are under age 18: We will need your parent’s permission before you can receive your flu vaccine. When you call UHS to schedule an appointment, please let the receptionist know you are under age 18.
For information about the flu and the flu vaccine:
- Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Read the Flu Vaccine Information Sheet.
- If you have questions about the UHS Flu Vaccine Clinic, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HPV Vaccine Available at UHS
Are you interested in receiving the HPV vaccine? Students can receive the vaccine at UHS. Call 585-275-2662 to schedule an appointment. The vaccine is given in three doses with Dose 2 given 1-2 months after Dose 1 and Dose 3 given 6 months after the first dose. When you receive HPV vaccine at UHS, we will schedule an appointment for the next dose of the vaccine before you leave UHS. You will receive a text reminder a few days before your appointment.
The UR Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna) covers the cost of the vaccine. If you are on another insurance plan, please verify your coverage with your insurance company before you receive the vaccine. Some plans do not cover the vaccine when you receive it out of the area in which you live.
If you have questions about receiving the HPV vaccine at UHS, you can schedule an appointment to speak with your UHS primary care provider or you can call the UHS Health Information Line to speak with a registered nurse. The number to call to schedule an appointment is 585-275-2662. The number to call to speak with a nurse is 585-275-1160.
For information about HPV and the HPV vaccine, check the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/