#FightFlu at Saint Louis University
Seasonal flu is a serious, highly-contagious respiratory illness and its symptoms overlap with COVID-19. On college campuses, influenza viruses are known to circulate rapidly every year usually between October and May. Flu-like symptoms can result in isolation while awaiting COVID-19 or influenza test results.
Consistent with recommendations by leading health experts and local health departments, we are asking all Billikens to get a flu shot this year. This expectation is consistent with your commitment to do your part to keep SLU healthy, safe, and open, and to keep your local community safe. You may already be required to get an annual flu vaccine as part of your clinical or educational program.
Available at No Cost to You
Students and employees can receive a flu shot at one of our on-campus sites for free. If you are insured, your health insurance plan will reimburse the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis, a non-profit agency that is partnering with Saint Louis University to administer your flu shot. Students who do not have health insurance will also receive the flu shot at no cost.
Take the Next Steps
Note: Walk-ins are always welcome too. An appointment is recommended, but not required.
A consent form that addresses medical history, authorization to bill insurance, and more is required to receive the flu shot at Saint Louis University. There is no cost to students to receive the shot at an on-campus flu shot site. Your health insurance plan will reimburse the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis, a non-profit agency that is partnering with Saint Louis University to administer your flu shot.
Download and Print
Save time by previewing and/or bringing a completed printed copy of the consent form with you to the flu shot site. You need information from your health insurance card to complete the form.
The vaccine is given in the upper arm, so please wear loose-fitting clothing that allows you to roll up your sleeve. Bring your health insurance card, or photo of your heath insurance card, with you.