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.

New Flu Shot Requirement

Emory University is now requiring that all students, faculty and staff who will be on campus for the spring semester get a flu shot. It takes about two weeks for the body to develop immunity from the vaccine so getting a flu vaccine prior to December 15, 2020 gives adequate time for you to develop flu antibodies prior to being on campus for spring semester. If you were unable to get a flu shot by December 15, be sure to get one two weeks prior to coming on campus.

To learn more about the requirement to get a flu shot and how this process works, review our FAQs.

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Flu Shot Options

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

Preferred Options

OPTION 1 (Recommended): 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. Many of these retail pharmacies are offering gift certificates!

OPTION 2: Get a flu shot as part of your preventive exam at your doctor's office (Tier 1 & Tier 2 Emory medical plan in-network 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.

If you are not covered by an Emory medical plan, call the telephone number on the back of your medical plan’s membership card. Or call your doctor, your local pharmacy, or go to www.vaccinefinder.org.

If you have questions, contact:

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