All registered students, faculty, and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison can once again get free flu shots from the University Health Services (UHS). The first immunization clinic of the year will be for students only from noon to 5 p.m. at the Southeast Recreational Facility- or the SERF.
The seasonal flu shot contains vaccine against three strains of influenza that may circulate in the U.S. this year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot every year.
Students get the shots for free because they’re covered by the Student Health Fee. FluMist will also be available for a fee. No appointment is necessary, but UW-Madison students should remember to bring their student ID and wear clothing suitable for getting the shot.