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Flu Prevention

Tulane students are required to receive a flu vaccine and submit documentation each flu season. To learn more about how to meet the annual flu vaccine requirement, click here

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

Flu Shots for Students

The flu vaccine is made available each fall to all enrolled students by appointment at the Health Center and during our satellite flu clinics. Flu shots are billed to your insurance and require no co-pay nor additional fees. 

Tulane faculty and staff should visit a pharmacy that administers the vaccine or contact their healthcare provider.

Tulane University, Uptown Campus Flu Prevention Outreach Schedule - Fall 2021 Flu Clinic

Flu Shot @ the Student Health Center

No cost flu shot appointments will be available at the Health Center Uptown beginning October 11. Students must bring their Splash ID and wear a shirt that allows us roll up a sleeve. If your student has never visited the Health Center before, encourage them to fill out their patient forms on the Patient Portal before arriving.

No-Cost Flu Shots

Students can schedule for these clinics through the Patient Portal. We request students schedule an appointment and complete the online consent and paperwork, including insurance card uploads. All students need to do is bring their Splash ID to one of the outreach clinics listed below and wear a shirt that lets us roll up a sleeve.

Uptown Campus 

  • Appointment encouraged, we will take walk ins: Oct 18– 22, 2021 from 1pm-4pm in Pedersen Lobby (LBC)
  • No appointment needed: Residence Halls only
    • Butler - 10/18 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
    • Monroe - 10/19 from 4:30 to 6p.m.
    • Sharp - 10/20 from 4:30 to 6p.m.
    • Greenbaum - 10/21 from 4:30 to 6p.m.

Downtown Campus 

  • Downtown Health Center - please call 504-988-6929 to make an appointment. 

There are two ways that appointments may be scheduled; click here to see instructions on how to schedule a No-Cost Flu Shot Appointment.

How to Schedule a No Cost Flu Shot Appointment

 

Flu Shot @ the Student Health Center

To schedule a flu shot appointment with The Uptown Health Center please follow these steps to schedule via your Patient Portal:

  1. Log into your Patient Portal.
     
  2. In the bar at the top of your page, click on Appts (appointments).
     
  3. For location, select Uptown Health Center
     
  4. Select whether you’d like a Medical-Uptown
     
  5. Briefly describe your concern and hit submit. (*please write flu in this text box)
     
  6. Choose a reason, choose Flu Shot Only and hit submit.
     
  7. Choose your appointment time.
     
  8. Before your appointment, please complete the following form: Influenza Vaccine Consent. To access this form, in the bar at the top of your page, click on Home, scroll down the page to the Upcoming Appointments section and click “green” button that says 1 Forms. Once you complete this form, hit submit.
No Cost Flu Shots

To schedule a no cost flu shot appointment with The Uptown Health Center please follow these steps to schedule via your Patient Portal:

  1. Log into your Patient Portal.
     
  2. In the bar at the top of your page, click on Appts (appointments).
     
  3. For location, select FLU Shot
     
  4. Select whether you’d like a Medical-Uptown
     
  5. Briefly describe your concern and hit submit. (*please write flu in this text box)
     
  6. Choose a reason, choose Flu Shot Only and hit submit.
     
  7. Choose your appointment time.
     
  8. Before your appointment, please complete the following form: Influenza Vaccine Consent. To access this form, in the bar at the top of your page, click on Home, scroll down the page to the Upcoming Appointments section and click “green” button that says 1 Forms. Once you complete this form, hit submit.

3 Steps to Fight the Flu
  1. Vaccinate – Look for satellite flu shot clinic dates on campus in the fall
  2. Stop Germs 
  3. Antiviral Drugs if your doctor prescribes them.

What can I do to stay healthy? 

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. 

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:
  • Tends to come on suddenly
  • Fever
  • Muscle Aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Lack of Appetite
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny or Stuffy Nose

Got the flu? Now what?

Billing for Flu Shots

Insurance plans typically cover one free flu shot per year. Some insurance plans only cover vaccines given by your doctor or at a limited set of locations. Please check with your insurance to see if you are flu shot is covered at the Health Center. (Please bring your Splash ID card, insurance, and ID.) No payment is required at the time of your visit for flu shots.

Please CALL to make a flu shot appointment at the Health Center.