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Campus Health is monitoring, advising, and responding to monkeypox in accordance with the latest CDC recommendations. The health of our students is our number one priority. If you have any questions about monkeypox, including questions about testing and vaccination, please visit our frequently asked questions page and/or email monkeypoxvaccine@tulane.edu.

MONKEYPOX REPORTING
Students who are diagnosed with monkeypox by an off-campus physician should use the link below to ensure they are connected with the appropriate resources.

Monkeypox Reporting Form

Flu Prevention

The best way to prevent the flu is to receive the flu vaccine every season.

Tulane students are required to receive a flu vaccine and submit documentation each flu season.

Learn more about the annual flu vaccine requirement

 

No Cost Flu Shots for Students

The flu vaccine is made available each fall to all enrolled students, first through the annual Campus Health flu outreach campaign, and second by appointment at the Health Center. 

Flu shots are billed to your insurance and require no co-pay or additional fees.

Flu Outreach Campaign

You can schedule a flu shot appointment at one of the clinics listed below through the Patient Portal. Walk-ups will be accepted, but appointments are strongly preferred and encouraged. To save time and to make the lines move more quickly, we ask that you complete the online consent form and upload a copy of your insurance card via the Patient Portal before arriving at your appointment. When you arrive, please bring your Splash ID, insurance card, and wear a shirt that allows for the sleeve to be rolled up.

Downtown Campus Events

Tuesday, September 27
Note: This event is for medical students only.
Hutch Auditorium (1430 Tulane Ave.)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, September 28
Note: This event is for medical students only.
Hutch Auditorium (1430 Tulane Ave.)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, October 12
Tidewater Gallery, SPHTM Building
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Uptown Campus Events

Tuesday, October 4
Reily Center, Lagniappe Room
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, October 5
Reily Center, Lagniappe Room
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, October 12
Sharp Residence Hall
5 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 13
LBC, Pederson Lobby
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, October 18
LBC, Pederson Lobby
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, October 20
LBC, Pederson Lobby
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, October 25
Butler Residence Hall
5 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 26
Greenbaum Residence Hall
5 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, October 27
Josephine Louise Residence Hall
5 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 1
LBC, Stibbs
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Flu Shot Appointments

If you miss our outreach events, you can still receive a flu shot by appointment at the Health Center. To make a flu shot appointment, schedule through the Patient Portal or call 504-865-5255. Before your appointment, we ask you to complete the online paperwork, including insurance card uploads, through the Patient Portal. Students are asked to bring their Splash ID to their flu shot appointment and wear a shirt that allows us to roll up a sleeve.

If you have never visited the Health Center before, we ask you to fill out your patient forms on the Patient Portal before arriving for your flu shot appointment.

Billing for Flu Shots

Insurance plans typically cover one free flu shot per year; however, some insurance plans only cover vaccines given by your doctor at a specific set of locations. Please check with your insurance plan to see if your flu shot is covered at the Health Center. No payment is required at the time of your visit for flu shots.

 

Flu Shots for Faculty and Staff

The Health Center does not provide flu shots for Tulane faculty and staff. To receive the flu vaccine, faculty and staff are asked to visit a pharmacy that administers the vaccine, contact their health provider, or participate in annual flu clinics coordinated by Tulane Human Resources.

Learn more

 

Tips for Fighting the Flu, COVID-19 and Other Illnesses

  1. Avoid close contact.
    Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
     
  2. Stay home when you are sick.
    If possible, stay home from class, work, and social activities when you are sick. Prevent spreading your illness to others.
     
  3. Cover your mouth and nose.
    Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and wear a mask in public.
     
  4. Clean your hands.
    Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
     
  5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
    Germs are often spread when you touch something that is contaminated with germs and then touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
     
  6. Practice other good health habits.
    Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces in your room, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Common Signs and Symptoms of the Flu

  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Lack of appetite
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose

I think I have the flu. Now what?

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, please call our nurse advice line or make an appointment at the Health Center.