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Annual Flu Vaccine Requirement

Tulane students are required to receive a flu vaccine and submit documentation each flu season. Campus Health offers no cost flu shots on campus each fall via our annual flu clinics. Also, many pharmacies (Walgreens and CVS) and retail outlets (Target, Walmart) offer vaccines at low or no charge to you.

Summer/fall semester considerations

For students incoming in the summer or fall semesters, we would like to know if you received the flu shot during the previous flu season. If so, please upload proof of your vaccine to the Patient Portal. Please do this by July 15.

Please note that both new and returning students will be required to receive a flu shot during the upcoming flu season, which generally begins in October. Campus Health will announce dates for our annual flu clinic campaign when the latest vaccine becomes available.

Spring semester considerations

For students incoming in the spring semester, please upload your proof of vaccine from the current flu season to the Patient Portal. Please do this by February 15.

Flu shots are available by appointment at the Health Center.

How to submit your flu vaccine records

  1. Log into the Patient Portal using your Tulane email address and your email password.
  2. Click the Immunization link in the top menu. It may take a moment for your immunization history to load.
  3. Find the blue drop down menu labeled Influenza Requirement and expand the drop down.
  4. Enter the date of your latest flu vaccine then click Submit.
  5. Go back to the top of the page and click the Upload link in the top menu.
  6. You will see a drop down menu labeled Choose document you are uploadingSelect Proof of Influenza Vaccine in the dropdown.
  7. Use the Select File button to locate the appropriate file on your computer and then upload it.

Waiver form

Students who are opting out of the flu vaccine for medical, religious or personal reasons can submit a waiver form via the Patient Portal. To access this form, log on to the Patient Portal, click on the Forms tab and scroll down to the Immunization Enrollment Forms section. Fill out and submit the form labeled Influenza Vaccine Waiver.