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.
|Dates for 2022||Location||Time|
|Wed., Oct. 5||Landis Green||Flu-Ber||11am-12:30pm|
|Fri., Oct. 7||University Health Services/4th Floor||walk-in only||10am-1:00pm|
|mon., Oct. 10||University Health Services/4th Floor||walk-in only||11am-2:00pm|
|Wed., Oct. 12||College of Law||Wellness Tailgate||12pm.-1:30pm|
|thur., oct. 13||Landis Green||Flu-Ber||11am-12:30pm|
|mon., oct. 17||Landis Green||Women's health day||11 am-12:30pm|
|tue., oct. 18||University Health Services/4th Floor||walk-in only||8am-12pm/1pm-4 p.m.|
|wed., oct. 19||University Health Services/4th Floor||walk-in only||8am-12pm/1pm-4 p.m.|
|tue., oct. 25||University Health Services/4th Floor||walk-in only||8am-12pm/1pm-4 p.m.|
|wed., oct. 26||Dirac||Flu-Ber||11am-12pm|
|thur., oct. 27||University Health Services/4th Floor||walk-in only||12pm-3pm|
|Tues., nov. 1||University Health Services/4th Floor||Walk-in only||8am-11:30am/1pm-3:30pm|
|tues. nov. 1||College of Engineering||1pm-3pm|
|wed., nov. 2||University Health Services/4th Floor||Walk-in only||1pm-3:30pm|
|Thur., Nov. 3||Campus||Flu-Ber||12pm-2pm|
|TUEs., nov. 8||University Health Services/4th Floor||Walk-in only||11am-1pm|
|wed., nov. 9||University Health Services/4th Floor||Walk-in only||11am-1pm|
|WED., nov. 16||University Health Services||walk-in only||8am-10:30am/1pm-4pm|
|tues., nov. 22||University Health Services||walk-in only||8am-12pm/1pm-4pm|
|tues., nov. 29||University Health Services||walk-in only||8am-12pm/1pm-4pm|
|wed., nov. 30||University Health Services||walk-in only||8am-12pm/1pm-4pm|
|Mon., dec. 6||University Health Services||Walk-in Only||11am-1pm|
|Tues., dec. 7||University Health Services||walk-in only||11am-1pm|
|wed., dec. 8||University Health Services||Walk-in only||11am-1pm|
|mon., dec. 12||University Health Services||walk-in only||11am-1pm|
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, 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.