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.

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

Flu Shot Options

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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.

Other Options

Employees Working in an Emory Healthcare facility

If you work in an Emory Healthcare (EHC) facility, you are required to get a flu shot by October 30, 2020. In addition to the preferred options listed above, you can also:

Prior to getting your flu shot, you will need to complete the flu vaccine consent form using the HOME portal in PeopleSoft/Self-Service. Complete this form no more than 24 hours before obtaining your flu vaccine. View instructions.

Important Reminders

  • All Emory Healthcare employees and Emory University employees who work in EHC facilities are required to receive an annual flu shot by October 30, 2020.
  • If you decide to get your flu vaccination through your local pharmacy or doctor, do not attend one of the Emory Healthcare Flu Marathon events. You will need to submit documentation or complete a medical or religious exemption using the HOME portal in Self Service/Peoplesoft by 4:00 pm on October 30, 2020.
  • If you aren’t on an Emory medical plan, you should contact your insurance provider for your flu vaccine options.

If you have questions, contact:

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