Flu Shots at UHS

Flu Shot Clinics at UHS

Drop-in Flu Clinic Schedule for Fall 2023:

Time: 9-11:30 am and 1-4 pm  |  Location: UHS Tang Center - Bancroft Entrance

  • Thursday, October 5
  • Friday, October 6
  • Thursday, October 19
  • Friday, October 20
  • Monday, November 13
  • Tuesday, November 14
  • Monday, November 20
  • Tuesday, December 12
  • Wednesday, December 13

PLEASE NOTE: Our drop-in clinics operate on a first-come, first-served basis, and there is a possibility that we may have to close the clinic or conclude registration ahead of schedule if our capacity is reached.

For Students

  • Students can also make flu shot appointments on eTang through the Travel / Immunization department.
  • Costs: Free for students with SHIP, $40 for those without SHIP.
    • The Cashier's Office can provide a receipt for submitting to your insurance for reimbursement.

Faculty / Staff / Community Members

  • We are not offering flu shots to faculty, staff, or community members at this time as the flu vaccine is widely available in the community and with health care providers. Please reach out to your healthcare provider or a community flu shot provider.

Flu Shot Costs

Students with SHIP

  • FREE for students with SHIP.

For Students without SHIP

  • $40.  Please bring your Cal 1 Card. Open to eligible students only.

  • You can also get a copy of your receipt by coming to the Cashier/Billing office on the 3rd floor or by sending a message in eTang to the Cashier to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

UC Vaccination Policy

Effective September 1, 2022, an updated University of California Vaccine Program Policy was released and provides updates for requirements for the 2022-23 flu season. 

All students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated against influenza (flu) and are required to self-attest to either getting a vaccine and providing documentation or opting out by December 1 2022.  Flu vaccines are for the current flu season (August 1, 2022 or later).

  • Note: The current 2022-2023 influenza vaccine requirement is only applicable through April 30, 2023. There may be a requirement for a 2023-2024 flu shot beginning around September 2023. Please check our website for updates.

Students must either:

  • Get a flu shot on campus (see below for flu shot clinic dates) 

  • Get a flu shot elsewhere in the community (pharmacies, flu clinics, Kaiser, etc) and add their immunization information to the Medical Clearances section in eTang.

  • Decline getting a flu vaccine, by reading and acknowledging the influenza vaccination information web page and submitting a declination  at portal.berkeley.edu/attestations/new (will be updated and live for 2022-23 season by mid-September)

Faculty and staff must:

  • Submit either an attestation to receiving a flu vaccine or a declination at  portal.berkeley.edu/attestations/new (will be updated and live for 2022-23 season by mid-September)

Flu Shots Outside of UHS

Here are additional flu shot resources outside of UHS: 

  • Check with your provider's health system.
  • If you have Kaiser Permanente, please visit their website to get information about how to get a flu shot. All Kaiser members can get a free flu shot at most medical centers.
    • Kaiser participates with select retail stores and pharmacies to offer flu shots to members including CVS, Safeway, Rite Aid, Costco, Walgreens, and Walmart. 
    • Check your Kaiser website for participating locations and bring your photo ID and Kaiser membership card.
  • Sutter Health Walk-In Care Flu Shots are available to anyone over 18 months of age and older at Sutter Walk-In Care, and those 6 months of age and older can get a flu vaccine. 
  • There are many retail stores and pharmacies that offer flu shots including CVS, Safeway, Rite Aid, Costco, Walgreens, Target, and Walmart.
  • The City of Berkeley Public Health Department also has an Immunization Program that provides flu shots. 
  • Alameda County Public Health also provides flu clinics. No one will be turned away because of inability to pay.

Use MyTurn to find a Flu Shot Clinic near you

  • Use My Turn to find and make appointments for flu vaccines in your community.