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UHS Flu Vaccine Clinics

Thank you to everyone who came to the UHS campus-wide Flu Vaccine Clinic on October 9. We gave over 1,900 flu shots at the clinic!!

Flu Vaccine Clinic Dates

  • Wednesday, Nov. 14 – 4:00-5:30 p.m. (UHS Building, Room 220)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 4 – Time to be determined (Hawkins Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library)

No appointments are needed. Bringing a copy of both sides of your insurance card is also recommended. If you are on the UR Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), you can bring a copy of your card on your phone. See “About Health Insurance” below.

Getting a flu shot every fall is recommended for anyone who would like to reduce the likelihood of getting the flu during the flu season.

About Health Insurance: When coming to a UHS flu vaccine clinic to receive a flu shot, please bring proof of health insurance with you. Bringing a copy of both sides of your insurance card is recommended. If you are enrolled on the UR Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), the insurance plan covers the cost of the flu vaccine. We recommend downloading your insurance card onto your phone before coming to the clinic. We will look to see that your information is for the 2018-19 year.

For students on another health insurance plan, please bring proof of insurance. Bringing a copy of both sides of your card is recommended. If you do not have a copy, please bring your card or a copy of your card on your phone. We will bill the cost of the flu shot to your insurance plan. If your plan does not cover the cost, we will bill the $30 charge to your student billing statement. 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.

For staff, faculty, and other members of the University community coming to a UHS flu vaccine clinic, you must bring your insurance card or a copy of both sides of your card (highly recommended) to receive a flu shot at a UHS clinic. We will bill the cost of the flu shot to your insurance plan. If your plan does not cover the cost of a flu shot, we will then bill you directly. If you do not have your insurance card with you, we will ask you to return with a copy of your card.

If you are under age 18: We will need your parent’s permission before you can receive your flu vaccine. We recommend scheduling an appointment at UHS, rather than coming to a UHS Flu Vaccine Clinic to receive your flu shot. Call UHS at 585-275-2662 to schedule an appointment.

For information about the flu and the flu vaccine:

Alana’s National College/University Flu Vaccination Challenge

The University of Rochester is participating in the Alana Yaksich National College/University Flu Vaccination Challenge for the second year. Named in memory of Alana Yaksich, a 5 ½ year old who died from influenza in 2003, Alana’s Foundation challenges us to increase flu vaccination rates among college students.

You can help us win Alana’s Challenge again this year. All you need to do is get a flu shot and then fill out a quick survey. The survey takes less than a minute. All students, staff, faculty, and fans of the University can complete the survey and be counted. We won the Alana’s Challenge for our category last year! Help us win again.