Flu Vaccinations

Getting an annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of getting sick with seasonal flu and spreading it to others. The CDC recommends everyone six months and older get an annual flu vaccine, ideally by October.

For 2022-2023, Emory strongly encourages University students, faculty, and staff follow public health guidance and stay up to date with flu vaccine recommendations.

Emory University students and employees working in a healthcare facility will be required to follow the guidance and vaccine recommendations of the facility in which they work.

How to Get a Flu Shot

As an Emory University employee, you have several options for getting a flu shot:

OPTION 1 (Recommended): The best way to get a flu shot is through your local pharmacy.

  • If you are on an Aetna Plan, 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 to get a free flu shot.
  • If you are on the Kaiser Plan, attend one of the Kaiser Walk-In Flu Clinics offered Monday-Friday 8am-5pm at their medical office locations (no appointment is necessary).

OPTION 2: Get a flu shot as part of your preventive exam at your doctor's office. Flu shots are free of charge for Aetna or Kaiser Plans, but for the Aetna Plans, you must use Tier 1 and Tier 2 doctors only. Note: if you've already had your annual preventive exam and make an appointment for a flu shot, you may be charged for the visit.

COVID-19 Booster

In addition to the flu vaccine, protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19 by staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.

As part of the continued effort to develop stronger tools against an evolving virus, a new COVID-19 bivalent vaccine booster was approved and made available. The bivalent vaccine booster is designed to better protect against the omicron subvariants most prevalent in our community and is authorized for use as a single booster dose at least two months after primary or booster vaccination. To stay best protected, the CDC recommends that everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, to include getting all primary series doses and boosters — which now includes this new bivalent vaccine booster for all those 12 and older.

For more information

View and share the Flu Vaccine & COVID-19 Booster Fact Sheet.

Visit: http://www.vaccinefinder.org to find a flu or COVID-19 vaccination clinic near you.

NOTE: Emory University has different policies and procedures for the flu vaccine and COVID-19 booster. For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit the Emory Forward website.

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