Free Flu Shot Clinic at The Emory Student Center Kaldis

10 AM to 4 PM

Friday Jan 22, Sat Jan 23 and Sun Jan 24


November 18, 2020

Dear Students:

We hope you are staying safe and well as we near the end of the fall semester. As you know, flu season is here. This year, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more essential that everyone in the Emory community take steps now to avoid contracting the flu.

We must work together to keep our community as healthy as possible, avoid confusing flu with COVID-19 symptoms, and help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems from a significant number of illnesses, hospitalizations, and influenza associated deaths.

Emory University now requires that all students returning to campus for the spring semester must receive a flu vaccination at least two weeks before onboarding for spring. It takes about two weeks for the body to respond to the vaccine and develop immunity to the flu. However, keep in mind that the sooner you get your flu shot, the sooner you will begin protecting yourself, your family and friends, and the community.

Here is how you can get a free flu shot through your health plan coverage:

  • OPTION 1: Students with appointments to receive COVID testing can receive flu shots at the Emory Conference Center and Hotel through Friday, November 20. Oxford College students who are being tested for COVID can also receive their flu shots through Oxford Student Health Services after they are tested. This is available through Friday, November 20.

  • OPTION 2: Use the student health portal to schedule an appointment with Student Health Services (SHS) during winter break. Oxford College students can call Student Health Services at 770-784-8376 for an appointment through Tuesday, November 24. After that time, they should use the options below.

  • OPTION 3 : Visit any in-network retail pharmacy such as CVS, Walgreens, Target, Publix, or Kroger. You will need to present your Emory CVS/Caremark prescription drug card or provide another insurance card if you are not covered by Emory’s plan.

  • OPTION 4: Get a flu shot as part of your preventive exam at your doctor's office (in-network providers).

  • FOR OPTIONS 3 and 4: Remember to keep your receipt and upload the documentation into your student health portal. Access the “forms” page and click “immunization forms” where you will enter the date of your vaccination and upload documentation of your vaccine (appointment confirmation, receipt, etc.).

Before returning to campus for the spring semester (January-May), all faculty, staff, and students will be required to go through the university’s onboarding clearance process, which will include the requirement of a flu shot. Individuals who need a medical, religious, or other exemption from the flu shot requirement will have the opportunity to note that when completing the onboarding process.

Students who do not adhere to the new requirement will be not be eligible to return to campus. More details about this process will be provided as part of the onboarding process. Even if you do not plan to come back to campus, we strongly recommend that you and your family get flu vaccinations this year to help keep yourselves and others in the community safe and healthy.

Thank you in advance for your commitment to helping Emory maintain a safe and healthy environment for all.

In Health,

Sharon Rabinovitz, MD
Executive Director, Student Health Services


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?

Monday through Friday     

9 AM to 4 PM

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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