Flu Update 11/24/2021
We are seeing high positive rates for flu on campus. If you think you've been exposed and/or have flu-like symptoms, please call us at 520-621-9202. We're here to help you feel better faster.
This Seasonal Flu Vaccine Is More Important Than Ever!
Protect yourself, your family, and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and save medical resources for the care of COVID-19 patients.
Note: flu shots are available for students only, employees can receive flu shots through Life & Work Connections.
How DO I GET A FLU SHOT?
AT CAMPUS HEALTH:
- Self-schedule your flu shot through PatientLink or call 520-621-9202 to make your flu shot appointment.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Flu shots are covered by the Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan and most other billable insurances. The cost for the flu shot is $35 without insurance.
How Do I Prevent Flu?
The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses.
Frequently Asked Questions
Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two. While more is learned every day, there is still a lot that is unknown about COVID-19 and the virus that causes it.
We offer a quadrivalent flu injection that is designed to protect against four different flu viruses, including two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses. Egg-free and pork-free flu vaccines are available upon request.
According to the CDC, routine vaccination should be deferred for persons with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, regardless of symptoms, until criteria have been met for them to discontinue isolation. While mild illness is not a contraindication to vaccination, vaccination visits for these individuals should be postponed to avoid exposing healthcare personnel and other patients to the virus that causes COVID-19. When scheduling or confirming appointments for vaccination, patients should be instructed to notify the provider’s office in advance if they currently have or develop any symptoms of COVID-19.
Yes, you can get both at the same time.
Yes, both are respiratory viruses, but the COVID-19 vaccine does not protect against the flu. Likewise, the flu vaccine does not protect against Coronavirus. The CDC recommends vaccination for both.