Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics:
It’s that time of year again to protect yourself, your family and your community from current and upcoming infectious diseases! Sign up now for this season’s flu shot and the new COVID-19 vaccine just approved and recommended for everyone aged 6 months and above. In addition, other vaccines against meningitis, RSV, shingles, tetanus and others will be available. Talk with your personal medical provider to see what they recommend for you. This event is open to students, faculty, staff and their family members age 12+.
Remember that a COVID infection and isolation can interrupt your studies, your work, and other important events in your life. Reduce this risk by getting vaccinated!
These vaccines are covered by most insurances. Please check your policy. To bill insurance, you must bring your medical insurance card, and if you have one, your pharmacy benefit card as well.
- 9/25 & 9/26: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the University Center (UC) Ballroom
- 10/2 & 10/3: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. in the UC Ballroom
- 10/20, 10/23, 10/24: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in UC 312
It is important to take precautions to prevent the spread of influenza. Please take time to learn more about influenza from the CDC.
Getting a flu vaccination is again very important this year. It will help reduce the number of preventable hospitalizations related to flu. Influenza like illness levels are already high in the DC area as of mid September.
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.
The new COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna that target newer strains has been approved and recommended for all ages 6 months and up. It can be administered at the same time as a Flu Shot. At this time, supply will dictate availability. The Moderna vaccine will be available at the 9/25-26 clinics.
Remember that a COVID-19 infection and isolation can interrupt your studies, your work, and other important events in your life. Reduce this risk by getting vaccinated.
- Review the CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine page for more information.
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.