WSU Flu Vaccine
Wayne State University will once again require 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. Information regarding flu mandate.
Flu Vaccine Options
- The most convenient option is through one of our on-campus flu clinics
- You can also schedule a flu vaccine appointment directly at Campus Health Center by calling 313-577-5041
- Or, you have the option to receive the flu shot through your primary care provider or most pharmacies
Special flu clinic at Campus Health Center just announced!
Campus Health Center, 5285 Anthony Wayne Dr.
October 18, 19, 21, and 22
9:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
Call 313-577-5105 for an appointment. (Note: Online scheduling is not available for this clinic)
Appointment is required.
2021 Flu Clinic Calendar
15: CURRENTLY FULL School of Medicine, Scott Hall, Margherio
18: CURRENTLY FULL WSU Bookstore
19: CURRENTLY FULL WSU Bookstore
20: CURRENTLY FULL WSU Bookstore
21: WSU Bookstore (Just added!)
- Flu clinics are open to all students, faculty, and staff
- Please make note of the location when you schedule your appointment
- Appointments are strongly encouraged, we may accommodate limited walk-ins as time and staffing permit.
- Click here to schedule your flu vaccine appointment
Flu Clinic Reminders
- After you schedule your appointment, check your wayne.edu email for your electronic flu vaccine consent form, they are emailed at 8 a.m.
- Complete and submit your electronic flu vaccine consent form prior to your appointment
- Double check the clinic location by referring to the Flu Clinic calendar above (Flu Clinic appointments are NOT at Campus Health Center)
- Please bring your One Card, state ID, cleared Campus Daily Screener, and insurance card to your appointment
- Don’t forget to submit your proof of flu vaccine before the October 20 deadline
Flu Vaccine FAQs
Can I get my flu shot on campus?
Yes. Our flu clinics are near capacity but you can still 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 (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 313-577-5041 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 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
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