UChicago Student Wellness, in collaboration with Human Resources, is offering free flu shots to individuals with a University ID.
IMPORTANT CHANGE FOR 2020: This year, to reduce lines and encourage social distancing, individuals will be required to have an appointment to receive a flu vaccination. The online scheduling tool will allow you to quickly and easily schedule, change, or cancel your appointment at your convenience.
In order to receive a flu shot, you must:
- Wear a mask and practice social distancing during your appointment.
- Bring your UChicago ID and two copies of the completed consent form. The consent form can be found here. There will be copies of the consent form available onsite if you do not have access to a printer.
- Arrive on time to your appointment. Individuals who arrive late may be asked to reschedule.
If you are feeling sick on the day of your appointment, please reschedule your flu shot for another time.
Dates and Locations
- September 21, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Pritzker School of Medicine, 924 E. 57th St., BSLC Lobby (Please note that this event is only available to Pritzker students, staff, and faculty.)
- October 2-3, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.: Student Wellness Center, 840 E. 59th St.
- October 5-8, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club, 1212 E. 59th St.
- October 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Law School, 1111 E. 60th St. (Please note that this event is only available to Law School students, staff, and faculty.)
- October 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: 5230 S. Harper Court
- November 6-7, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.: Student Wellness Center, 840 E. 59th St.
Frequently Asked Questions
Schedule your appointment online in five simple steps:
1. Go to: https://uchicagoflushots.as.me/
2. Choose the date and time you'd like an appointment.
3. Fill in your information.
4. Click "Complete Appointment."
5. View your confirmation email to confirm details of your appointment.
This year, for everyone’s safety we are not accommodating walk-ins. To reduce lines and encourage social distancing, all individuals who would like a flu shot are required to have an appointment.
- Everyone will be required to wear a face mask covering their nose and mouth (indoors and outdoors).
- Six feet social distancing will be enforced. You must be receiving a vaccination and have an appointment to enter the event. You will be asked to depart immediately after receiving your shot.
- Alcohol-based hand sanitizer will be available. You will be asked to clean your hands before entering the event. Nurses will change gloves and sanitize between patients.
- High-touch areas will be cleaned throughout the event.
Please bring your University ID and two copies of your signed consent form. There will be copies of the consent form available onsite if you do not have access to a printer. Individuals must wear masks during their appointment. If possible, wear a short-sleeved shirt.
No. Flu vaccinations are free to those with a University ID.
You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the flu clinic. If you are under the age of 18, call the Student Wellness Center at 773-834-WELL to schedule an appointment.
We offer a quadrivalent flu vaccine, which protects against four flu strains. A preservative-free vaccine will also be available; ask the nurse at the time of your appointment if you would like to receive this option.
Vaccination takes less than a minute. Your appointment will take less time if you arrive with two completed consent forms.
Minor side effects may include:
- Soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given
- Fever (low grade)
Students and faculty and staff who are not on University medical plans should contact their insurance plan to determine coverage for preventative services such as flu shots.
Faculty and staff on University medical plans have the following options:
No, only one flu shot per season is needed.
Please bring your photo ID and your UChicago ID number.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, the date you received the vaccination, and where you received your vaccination. If you do not know the exact location, simply indicate you received a flu shot at the University of Chicago.
No, but for your records you will want a copy of the completed consent form with the name of the manufacturer and lot number of the vaccine.