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.
Flu Vaccine Options
- The most convenient option is through one of our many on-campus flu clinics (see below) which run September through mid-October
- You can also schedule a flu vaccine appointment 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
Schedule a Flu Clinic Appointment
- Important Note: Flu Clinic appointments are NEVER at Campus Health Center
- Refer to the flu clinic calendar below or the flu clinic flyer to choose a date/location that works for you
- Please record the location of the flu clinic you will be attending because the appointment scheduling app will NOT provide specific flu clinic locations
- ***USE YOUR WSU EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN REGISTERING FOR AN APPOINTMENT***
- Click here to schedule your flu vaccine appointment
2021 Flu Clinic Calendar
9/20 – 9/23: Eugene Applebaum Building
9/27 & 9/28: Duchene Athletic Facility
9/29 & 9/30: College of Nursing, Cohn Building
10/4 – 10/8: Student Center
10/12: Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center
10/13: School of Medicine, Scott Hall, Margherio Conf. Room, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
10/14: School of Medicine, Scott Hall, Room 1358, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
10/15: School of Medicine, Scott Hall, Margherio Conf. Room, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
10/18-10/20: WSU Bookstore
- Clinics run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless otherwise indicated
- Locations listed are open to all students, faculty, and staff
- Please make note of the location when you schedule your appointment
Flu Clinic Reminders
- Check your wayne.edu email for your electronic flu vaccine consent form, they are emailed at 8 a.m. everyday
- Complete and submit your electronic flu vaccine consent form prior to your appointment
- Please bring your One Card, state ID, cleared Campus Daily Screener, and insurance card to your appointment
Flu Vaccine FAQs
Can I get my flu shot on campus?
Yes. You can get your flu shot at Campus Health Center by calling 313-577-5041 or you can schedule an appointment for one of our on-campus flu clinics at Schedule your flu vaccine appointment.
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 for the flu vaccine at the on-campus flu clinics?
Appointments are strongly encouraged, we may accommodate limited walk-ins as time and staffing permit. Click here to schedule your flu clinic appointment.
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. Individuals can get their flu shot at any convenient location: your PCP, a pharmacy or on campus. Wherever the vaccine is administered, the individual should obtain documentation that includes the date, their name and information about which vaccine you received.
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
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