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. It is even more critical to get a flu shot this particular flu season because of the added complexities brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This fall, Emory University is requiring that all faculty, staff and students get a flu shot no later than October 29, 2021. This requirement is another important effort in keeping the campus community healthy and minimizing strain on our healthcare systems.

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 at their facilities (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.

Completing the Attestation Form

Once you have gotten your flu shot, you will need to complete Emory’s Flu Attestation Form. You will not need to upload documentation about your flu shot, but you will need to provide the date you received it. Individuals who need a medical, religious or other exemption from the flu shot requirement can select this option on the form.

Go to the Flu Attestation Form

Checking Your Status

Use the button below to check your flu vaccine status on the campus dashboard. If you are a supervisor, you can also to check the status of your direct reports.

Check Status

If you have questions, contact:

  • Emory University employees, 404-712-3775; healthyemory@emory.edu
  • Emory Healthcare employees, 404-686-8589, option 4