Millions of people get the flu each year, and hundreds of thousands are hospitalized or even die from flu-related causes. Flu vaccination is highly recommended and is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the recipient and others from flu.
U-M faculty and staff working on campus or remotely have several options for receiving their flu vaccination. Employees should determine the best approach for their situation.
Michigan Medicine and Medical School faculty and staff
Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, medical and nursing students, and volunteers can receive free flu vaccinations at flu clinics across the medical campus. Vaccines are also available at U-M Occupational Health Services in the Med Inn Building or from clinical unit flu liaisons.
Registration will be required for all flu shot clinics.
Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn employees working on-site
Faculty and staff working on site have the option to get a flu shot at clinics on campus. Additional practices such as wearing a mask or face covering, bringing a pen, and maintaining social distance will be in place to ensure a safer environment.
Individuals covered under an accepted insurance plan will not have to pay out-of-pocket. Employees not covered can receive a flu shot for $30 and may pay by check or credit card.
- Ann Arbor: An appointment is required to attend an Ann Arbor campus flu shot clinic. Clinics are available on select days September through November at five campus locations — Michigan Union, Michigan League, Palmer Commons, Duderstadt Center and Pierpont Commons. Clinics are open to campus faculty, staff and students only. Individuals must be 18 or older to participate.
- Flint: A walk-in flu shot clinic is scheduled from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Harding Mott University Center, Michigan Room C and D, 303 E. Kearsley St.
- Dearborn: Walk-in flu shot clinics are scheduled for faculty, staff and students at U-M Dearborn from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9, and from from noon-5 p.m. Nov. 10. Both are in the House of Maize and Blue at The Union at Dearborn, 780 Town Center Dr.
Campus flu shot clinics will only offer flu vaccinations and will not include any COVID-19 related service.
Campus clinics are provided through a partnership between Michigan Visiting Care, MHealthy and Student Life.
Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint employees working remotely
Employees working remotely or who cannot attend a campus clinic, as well as spouses/other qualified adults and retirees, can get a flu vaccination at their doctor’s office, local clinic or network immunizing pharmacy.
When a flu shot is administered at a pharmacy, there is no cost when either the member’s medical or prescription drug insurance card is provided. Do not use both cards or there could be confusion.
Note: This article has been updated from its original version to include information about clinics at UM-Dearborn.