Due to current COVID-19 conditions, there are no additional booster clinic events planned on-campus this year. Thank you to the many of you who participated in the clinics held this year, helping to protect yourselves and the rest of our community.
It is important to take precautions to prevent the spread of influenza. Please take time to familiarize yourself with the CDC guidance on Seasonal Influenza Prevention and Vaccination.
Getting a flu vaccination is particularly important this year. It will help reduce the number of preventable hospitalizations related to flu, which will, in turn, support our nation’s medical community in ensuring that persons impacted by COVID-19 receive adequate and timely medical care.
Getting a flu vaccine helps to protect individuals, their households, and their communities from the spread of seasonal flu. It is possible to contract both COVID-19 and influenza.
This year, Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 booster shots are recommended for those who are eligible and can be administered at the same time as a Flu Shot.
- For those who received the J&J/Janssen vaccine > 2 months ago, you may choose either the Pfizer or Moderna booster.
- For those who completed a Pfizer or Moderna series > 5 months ago, you should choose the same brand as you already received, but you can choose to take the other brand if desired.
- For our international students who completed a WHO-approved COVID series (other than Pfizer/Moderna/Janssen) > 5 months ago, you are eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID booster, but not the Moderna booster.
Where else can I get a vaccine?
Pharmacies around the UMBC area and your local care provider are potential options for vaccines. Remember to call ahead to ensure the location you plan to visit has vaccines available.