WSU Flu Vaccine

Wayne State University has mandated that all students, faculty and staff who intend to be on campus for any day during the fall and/or winter semesters receive a flu shot by Oct. 20, 2021. Please submit your proof of vaccination, or your declination form to the Campus Health Committee as soon as possible.


Flu Vaccine Options
  • Flu clinic (None currently scheduled)
  • Directly at Campus Health Center, 313-577-5105
  • Or through your primary care provider or most pharmacies

Appointment Reminders

  1. Please wear a mask
  2. Complete the Campus Daily Screener prior to entering the Campus Health Center
  3. Arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time
  4. Bring your WSU One Card and a government issued ID (driver’s license or passport)
  5. Bring your insurance card if you have one



Flu Vaccine FAQs


Can I get my flu shot on campus?
Yes. Our flu clinics have concluded but you can still schedule a flu vaccine appointment at Campus Health Center by calling 313-577-5105.

What if I don’t want a flu shot?
Individuals may apply online for a waiver of the requirement (PDF) based on legitimate health or religious reasons. These requests will be reviewed by the Campus Health Committee.

Where do I upload flu shot documentation?
You can submit your proof of vaccination online.

How much will the flu shot cost? What if I can’t afford it?
The flu shot is available for no out-of-pocket cost to all enrolled students, faculty and staff if administered by Campus Health Center. They will enter your insurance if you have it, but if insurance does not cover the cost, you will not be billed for the service.

Do you take walk-ins at the on-campus Flu Clinics?
Appointments are strongly encouraged, we may accommodate limited walk-ins as time and staffing permit.

Do you take walk-ins for the flu vaccine at Campus Health Center?
No. Appointments are required for a flu vaccine at Campus Health Center. Call 313-577-5105  to schedule an appointment.

What is the flu shot?
The flu shot offered at Campus Health Center is an inactivated vaccine (containing killed virus) that is given with a needle, usually in the shoulder muscle. It contains 4 seasonal influenza strains: 2 A strains and 2 B strains. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against these 4 strains of influenza virus that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season.

What type of flu vaccine does Campus Health Center give?
For the 2021-2022 flu season, Campus Health Center is giving the Quadrivalent Inactivated Influenza Vaccine, in both the standard version (for people age 6 months and older) and high-dose version (for people age 65 and older). This is an intra-muscular injection, usually given in the deltoid (shoulder) muscle. This vaccine will help to protect you from 4 strains (2 A strains and 2 B strains) of influenza that are predicted to be most prevalent this flu season.  

What are the side effects of the flu shot?
Most people who receive the flu shot do not experience problems from it. Some mild effects that may occur from the flu shot are soreness, redness, or mild swelling where the shot was given. Some people also experience low grade fever, body aches and/or nausea. These effects are common, tend to resolve quickly without much intervention, and are typical reactions from your immune system working to learn the vaccine. Life-threatening allergic reactions to vaccines are very rare. If they do occur, it is usually within a few minutes to a few hours after the shot is given.

Can I get my flu shot from my primary care provider (PCP) or a pharmacy instead of at Campus Health Center?
Yes. You can get your flu shot at any location, including your primary care provider or a pharmacy. Wherever the vaccine is administered, make sure you obtain documentation that includes the date, your name, and information about which vaccine you received.



Flu Vaccine Resources


2021-2022 Flu Season Information from the CDC 

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