This year, more than ever, it’s worth a shot to stay healthy and prevent the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending flu shots for all persons over 6 months of age. In other words, all Emory students should receive a flu shot annually. Influenza is a danger to many people each year, especially to those with chronic illnesses such as asthma and diabetes.

In addition, flu symptoms are very similar to COVID, so higher flu activity will challenge the health care system if we do not control the flu to the fullest extent possible. Our infectious disease experts, Drs. Colleen Kraft and Carlos Del Rio, ALWAYS receive their flu vaccines to protect themselves and others. Join the fight against the flu, and get your flu shot today!

Info for Students

Information for Atlanta Campus

Help us keep COVID-19 AND the flu off campus by getting your flu shot this year!

Flu vaccines are free* for Emory students.  

Flu vaccines will be available and offered to Emory students on the following days and at these locations**:

Date Location Appointment?
Wednesday, September 23 – Tuesday, October 6 Woodruff P.E. Center No; provided only to students who have an appointment to receive COVID testing
Thursday, October 8 – Wednesday, October 21 Emory Conference Center Hotel No; provided only to students who have an appointment to receive COVID testing
Monday, October 12 –Friday, November 20 Student Health Services 1st fl. Atrium (1525 Clifton Road) Yes; schedule through student health portal

*Until supply runs out.
** Additional dates, locations, and times may be added as they are confirmed.
***Students are able to receive Flu vaccines during their in-person appointments at Student Health.

****Health Sciences students will be having flu clinics scheduled through their schools. 

Information for Oxford Campus

Free flu shots have been available to students on the Oxford campus since early September. Oxford students can receive their free flu shots in the Murdy Seminar Room after testing negative for COVID-19 in the Murdy Breezeway. Oxford students can also schedule a flu shot appointment through Oxford Student Health by calling 770-784-8376
Date Location Appointment?
Murdy Seminar Room
Both; no, with COVID testing OR yes, by calling Oxford Student Health (770-784-8376)

Info for Faculty and Staff

Information for Faculty and Staff

While we always encourage our faculty and staff to get a flu vaccine every year, it is even more critical this particular flu season because of the added complexities brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Emory faculty and staff have several options for getting a free flu shot. Learn how.

To prevent the spread of influenza, the CDC recommends the following strategies: 

  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Practice physical distancing and wear face coverings.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone, except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • If you are sick with a flu-like illness, seek medical evaluation early to determine whether the symptoms are from flu or COVID-19.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated.

For answers to frequently asked questions about influenza, flu shots, and the vaccine, visit the CDC flu website at

Yours in health,

Sharon Rabinovitz, MD 
Executive Director 
Emory University Student Health Services 

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Emory University Student Health Services (EUSHS) provides outpatient care for enrolled Emory students with a valid Emory ID card. International student's spouses, Domestic Partners and unmarried children over 18 years of age are also eligible for primary medical care if they are currently enrolled in the Emory/Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan.

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