Students at Saint Louis University #FightFlu
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. College students who get the flu experience increased rates of health care use, school absenteeism and impaired academic performance. Flu-like symptoms can result in isolation while awaiting COVID-19 or influenza test results.
Saint Louis University students are expected to get a flu vaccine as part of the COVID-19 pandemic Campus Commitment. You may already be required to get an annual flu vaccine as part of your clinical or educational program. Exemptions will be granted upon request.
Available at No Cost to You
Students 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.
Choose Your Next Step
Step One: Choose a time and location.
Note: Walk-ins are always welcome too. An appointment is recommended, but not required.
You will need your health insurance card. Forms will also be available at the flu shot site.
Step Three: Arrive at your scheduled time.
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.
Complete the online exemption form. The information is used to track progress toward campus-wide goals for flu vaccination.
Complete this online form. The information is used to track progress toward campus-wide goals for flu vaccination.