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. University Health Services provides influenza vaccines, often free to students as budget permits, but supplies are limited.
Flu Vaccines – Each fall we offer a free flu vaccine 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.
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.
How do I get the Flu Vaccine?
- 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.
|TUE., Oct 6.||University Health Services||1st & 2nd Floor||1pm-3pm|
|wed., oct. 7||Landis Green (Closest to Strozier Library)||Outside||9am-12pm|
|FRI., Oct. 9||Psychology Building||Outside||9am-12pm|
|wed., oct. 14||College of Law||Outside||9am-12pm|
|Fri., oct. 16||Landis Green (Closest to Sweet Shop)||Outside||1pm-4pm|
|mon., oct. 19||Westcott/Diffenbaugh Area||Outside||9am-12pm|
|wed., oct. 21||College of Engineering/Mag Lab||outside||9am-12pm|
|wed., oct. 28||Oglesby Union Ballrooms||2nd Floor||9am-4pm|
|Tue., Nov. 10||Landis Green (Closest to Sweet Shop)||Outside||9am-1pm|
|Wed., Nov. 18||Landis Green (Closest to Strozier Library)||Outside||1pm-4pm|
For an appointment, please call 850-644-4567.