Yearly flu shots (early October to mid-December) are recommended for everyone but are especially indicated for anyone with asthma, chronic heart or lung disease, diabetes, or other health problems that compromise the ability to fight infections.
Flu Vaccines – Each fall we offer flu vaccine at no cost to students in order to protect them against influenza.
Why get vaccinated? – Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease that spreads every winter, usually between October and May. It is caused by influenza viruses and is spread mainly by coughing, sneezing, and close contact. The flu vaccine is the best protection against the flu and its complications. The vaccine also helps prevent spreading flu from person to person. UHS gives an injectable flu vaccine, which is either an “inactivated” or recombinant” vaccine. These vaccines do not contain any live influenza virus. It takes about 2 weeks for protection to develop after the vaccination, and protection last several months to a year.
Cold vs. Flu vs. COVID
A cold, the flu (influenza) and COVID, are different illnesses. Download the Cold vs. Flu vs. COVID flyer today to make sure you know the difference.
How do I get the Flu Vaccine?
- Call 850-644-4567 to schedule your appointment.
- FSU students will need to present their FSU Card and Insurance Card to receive their no cost flu shot.
- FSU faculty and staff will need to present their FSU Card and the cost is $20 (cash or check made payable to FSU).
|wed., sept. 29||University Health Services||By appointment only||9am-3pm|
|fri., oct. 1||University Health Services||By appointment only||9am-3pm|
|wed., oct. 6||University Health Services||by appointment only||9am-12pm|
|wed., oct. 6||College of Law||Walk-up||12pm-1:30pm|
|fri., oct. 8||University Health Services||by appointment only||9am-3pm|
|Wed., oct. 13||Market Wednesday||walk-up/flu-ber||11am-12pm|
|wed., oct. 13||University Health Services||Walk-up||2pm-4pm|
|thur., oct. 14||Athletics Training Facility||Closed event for athletics||11am-1pm|
|tues., oct. 19||Mobile Flu Clinic-Campus||Flu-ber||1:30pm-2:30pm|
|Wed., oct. 20||Market Wednesday||walk-up/flu-ber||11am-1pm|
|wed., oct. 20||University Health Services||walk-up||2pm-4pm|
|wed., oct. 27||Market Wednesday||walk-up/flu-ber||11am-12pm|
|wed., oct. 27||University Health Services||Walk-up||2pm-4pm|
|fri., oct. 29||Mobile Flu Clinic-Campus||Flu-ber||1pm-3pm|
|Mon., Nov. 1||College of Nursing||Flu-Ber||12pm-2pm|
|Wed., Nov. 3||Mobile Flu Clinic-Campus||Flu-Ber||1pm-3pm|
|Thur., Nov. 4||University Health Services||by appointment only||9am-3pm|
|Mon., Nov. 8||University Health Services||by appointment only||9am-3pm|
|Tues., Nov. 9||Mobile Flu Clinic-Campus||Flu-Ber||10am-12pm|
|Wed., Nov. 10||Mobile Flu Clinic-Campus||Flu-Ber||11am-1pm|
|Fri., Nov. 12||University Health Services||by appointment only||9am-3pm|
|mon., Nov. 15||University Health Services||by appointment only||9am-3pm|
|tues., Nov. 16||Mobile Flu Clinic-Campus||Flu-Ber||12pm-2pm|
|thur., Nov. 18||University Health Services||BY APPOINTMENT ONLY||9am-3pm|
|mon., Nov. 22||University Health Services||BY APPOINTMENT ONLY||9am-3pm|
|thur., Dec. 2||University Health Services||BY APPOINTMENT ONLY||9am-12pm|
|fri., dec. 3||University Health Services||
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
For an appointment, please call 850-644-4567.
For the safety of other students and staff, please do not schedule your flu shot if you are having any COVID-19 related symptoms. If you are sick, please wait until you are symptom free to receive a flu shot.
Ways to prevent the spread of flu include covering your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, washing your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based rub, and cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated using an approved product. If you have a fever, it is important to limit your contact with others until the fever is gone for at least 24 hours without taking fever reducing medications. If you have not yet received the flu shot, it is not too late to do so, as this is the best way to prevent influenza and its complications.