WSU Flu Vaccine
Wayne State University has mandated that all students, faculty and staff receive a flu shot by Oct. 15, 2022. For your convenience, Campus Health Center is hosting flu clinics on campus throughout September and October. Please see the flu clinic calendar below to pick a date and location that works best for you. The flu shot is available for no out-of-pocket cost to all enrolled students, faculty and staff.
NOTE: Flu Clinics are NOT at Campus Health Center. Prior to making your appointment, refer to the schedule below for dates and corresponding location.
- To avoid duplicate records, please register for your appointment using your full legal name and WSU access ID email address
- Watch your email for electronic consent forms you can complete prior to your appointment day
2022 Flu Clinic Calendar
Clinic hours are 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
- September 7 – WSU Farmers Market (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
- September 8 – WSU Bookstore
- September 9 – WSU Bookstore
- September 12 – School of Medicine, Scott Hall, Margherio Conference Center
- September 13 – School of Medicine, Scott Hall, Margherio Conference Center
- September 14 – WSU Farmers Market (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
- September 15 – School of Medicine, Scott Hall
- September 19 – Student Center, 2nd floor ballroom
- September 20 – Student Center, 2nd floor Hilberry E/F
- September 21 – WSU Farmers Market (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
- September 22 – Student Center, 2nd floor Hilberry E/F
- September 23 – Student Center, 2nd floor Hilberry E/F
- September 26 – Athletics, Wayne State Fieldhouse
- September 27 – Athletics, Wayne State Fieldhouse
- September 28 – Farmers Market (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
- September 29 – Applebaum College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, lower level commons
- October 3 – College of Nursing, Cohn Building
- October 4 – College of Nursing, Cohn Building
- October 5 – WSU Farmers Market (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
- October 6 – Applebaum College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, lower level commons
- October 10 – School of Medicine, Scott Hall, Margherio Conference Center
- October 11 – School of Medicine, Scott Hall, Margherio Conference Center
- October 12 – WSU Farmers Market (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
- October 13 – School of Medicine, Scott Hall
- October 17 – WSU Bookstore
- October 18 – WSU Bookstore
- October 19 – Farmers Market (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
- Double check you are going to the correct location (Note: flu clinics are not held at Campus Health Center)
- Complete the Campus Daily Screener prior to coming on campus
- Arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time
- Please wear a mask
- Bring your WSU One Card and a government issued ID (driver’s license or passport)
- Bring your insurance card if you have one
Please submit your proof of vaccination to the Campus Health Committee as soon as possible.
Flu Vaccine FAQs
Can I get my flu shot at Campus Health Center?
Yes. You can schedule a flu vaccine appointment at Campus Health Center by calling 313-577-5041.
What if I don’t want a flu shot?
Individuals may apply online for a waiver of the requirement based on legitimate health or religious reasons. These requests will be reviewed by the Campus Health Committee.
Where do I upload flu shot documentation?
Proof of vaccination may be submitted 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.
If I want privacy can I still get my shot at the Flu Clinics?
Yes. Just alert our team you are requesting privacy and we will arrange for your vaccine to be administered in a designated private area.
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 313-577-5041 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 2022-2023 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.
How do I know if it is a cold, the flu or COVID?
You cannot tell the difference between flu and COVID-19 by the symptoms alone because they have some of the same symptoms. If you are sick we recommend you complete the Campus Daily Screener even if you do not plan to be on campus. One of our highly qualified screeners will contact you and recommend next steps. Testing may be needed to confirm a diagnosis
For more information on Flu vs. COVID, or Cold vs. Flu, click on the CDC links below.
Flu Vaccine Resources
Webinars, Blogs, Handouts
- Watch “The Flu & You: Why the vaccination is more important than ever during COVID-19” webinar.
- Top Five Myths About the Flu – Debunked!
- Five Reasons to Get Your Free Flu Shot
- WSU Win College Flu Challenge for 6th Consecutive Year
- Flu Vaccine Myth Handout